GoogleAnalytics-iOS-SDK on CocoaPods 0.36 with Swift

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I managed to successfully include Google Analytics iOS SDK 3.10 via Cocoapods into my Swift project using frameworks following these steps.

On the Podfile add (note the use_frameworks!):

source ''
platform :ios, '8.0'

target "XXXX" do
    pod 'GoogleAnalytics-iOS-SDK', '~> 3.10'

target "XXXXTests" do
    pod 'GoogleAnalytics-iOS-SDK', '~> 3.10'

On the AppDelegate import section add:

import GoogleAnalytics_iOS_SDK

On the application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method add:

    GAI.sharedInstance().trackUncaughtExceptions = true
    GAI.sharedInstance().dispatchInterval = 20
    GAI.sharedInstance().logger.logLevel = GAILogLevel.Verbose
    GAI.sharedInstance().defaultTracker.allowIDFACollection = true

At this point, your code won’t compile. You need to add other dependencies manually to your targets, both the application and the unit tests (as indicated at

  • CoreData.framework
  • SystemConfiguration.framework
  • libz.dylib
  • libsqlite3.dylib
  • libGoogleAnalyticsServices.a

Notice the libGoogleAnalyticsServices.a. For some reason, this is not included by Cocoapods when using frameworks. Without adding this file, the linker will fail with the following error:

Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_OBJC_CLASS_$_GAI", referenced from: __TMaCSo3GAI in AppDelegate.o

In order to add it, I downloaded the SDK manually (from this page: and dragged the libGoogleAnalyticsServices.a to my project making sure it was added to both targets and the ‘copy’ checkbox was checked.

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After adding the file and other mentioned dependencies the project builds properly.

It seems as if Cocoapods was including nothing but the header files from the Google Analytics SDK. This solution is not perfect but avoids requiring to add a bridging header just for Google Analytics.

I had a similar problem on CocoaPods 0.39.0.

$(inherited) in build setting ‘OTHER_LDFLAGS’ solved it.

Having the same issue currently…

I got the bridging header to work by using:

#import <GoogleAnalytics_iOS_SDK/GAI.h>
#import <GoogleAnalytics_iOS_SDK/GAITrackedViewController.h>
#import <GoogleAnalytics_iOS_SDK/GAIDictionaryBuilder.h>
#import <GoogleAnalytics_iOS_SDK/GAIFields.h>

Unfortunately, while this passes the build, I cannot use it in my project. I will update if I find more…

When using a bridging header, you should be able to import the Google Analytics iOS SDK by using the following import statement:

#import <GoogleAnalytics-iOS-SDK/GAI.h>

If you’re using pods as frameworks (by setting ‘use_frameworks!’ in your podfile), you don’t need the bridging file. In the swift class you then simply import it with the following statement:

import GoogleAnalytics_iOS_SDK

If this is not working, I think something’s wrong in your project settings. To fix that, I’ll need more info.