CocoaPods is a free and open source Objective-C library package manager that tries to take away all hard work of maintaining your dependencies, but in a lean and flexible way.
CocoaPods' goal is to create a more centralized overview of open-source libraries and unify the way in which we deal with them, like RubyGems does for the Ruby community.
· Calculate the right set of versions of all of your project’s dependencies. Currently the resolver is very naive and any conflicts will have to be solved by you, the user. This will change in the future.
· Install dependencies.
· Set them up to be build as part of a ‘dependency’ static library, which your project links against.
Detailed instructions on how to install and use CocoaPods on your Mac are available HERE.
NOTE: At the moment only iOS projects are supported, but this will be fixed in the very near future.