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Getting Started

with Native Player SDK for iOS

1. Create a new Xcode project

In Xcode, create a new iOS project using Objective-C or Swift. Use BBNativePlayerExample as the project name.

2. Add the BlueBillywigNativePlayerKit-iOS to the Xcode project

Installing the BlueBillywigNativePlayerKit using CocoaPods

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Xcode projects and is the recommended method for installing the BlueBillywigNativePlayerKit. For more information on installing or using CocoaPods, see the CocoaPods documentation. Once you have CocoaPods installed, use the following instructions to install the IMA SDK:

In the same directory as your BBNativePlayerExample.xcodeproject file, create a text file called Podfile, and add the following configuration:

platform :ios, '12.0'

target 'BBNativePlayerExample' do
# Pods for bbnativeplayerkit-demo
pod 'BlueBillywigNativePlayerKit-iOS', '~>7.68'

From the directory that contains the Podfile, run: pod install --repo-update

This will install the pod ‘BlueBillywigNativePlayerKit-iOS’ and dependencies, you should see something like this:

Installing BlueBillywigNativePlayerKit-iOS (0.1.1) Installing BlueBillywigNativeShared-iOS (0.1.1) Installing GoogleAds-IMA-iOS-SDK (3.13.0) Installing google-cast-sdk-dynamic-ios-bb (4.7.0)

Verify that the installation was successful by opening the BBNativePlayerExample.xcworkspace file and confirming that it contains two projects: BBNativePlayerExample and Pods (the dependencies installed by CocoaPods). If there is a problem installing or updating the pods use this command: pod cache clean --all; rm -rf Podfile.lock Pods; pod install --repo-update

2a. Because the framework might use the GoogleCast framework you have to put the following key/strings to your plist

(Apple obligates you to do this if the code reference is there even if you don’t want to use ChromeCast)

<string>${PRODUCT_NAME} uses Bluetooth to discover nearby Cast devices.</string>
<string>${PRODUCT_NAME} uses Bluetooth to discover nearby Cast devices.</string>    
<string>${PRODUCT_NAME} uses microphone access to listen for ultrasonic tokens
when pairing with nearby Cast devices.</string>

Where “ABCD1234” is your appId.

The fastest way to find this string is to put in: —-._googlecast._tcp Then run your app and embed a player Look for the Log line “….._googlecast._tcp is missing in values associated with the key NSBonjourServices in info.plist” This will tell you the String that is missing. Change it into that.

3. Import the BBNativePlayerKit

Next, add the BBNativePlayerKit framework to the ViewController using an import statement beneath the existing imports.

import UIKit
import BBNativePlayerKit
import bbnativeshared

class ViewController: UIViewController {

4. Create a BBNativePlayerView

In the ViewOnLoad method in the ViewController add the following code to create a BBPlayerView and add it to the current view. Use your own embed url as jsonUrl parameter

private var bbPlayerView: BBNativePlayerView? = nil

override func viewDidLoad() {
    // create player view using the embed url
    bbPlayerView = BBNativePlayer.createPlayerView(uiViewController: self, frame: view.frame, jsonUrl: "")
    // add player to the view

    // use constraints to place and size the player view
    bbPlayerView?.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
    bbPlayerView?.leftAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.safeAreaLayoutGuide.leftAnchor).isActive = true
    bbPlayerView?.topAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.safeAreaLayoutGuide.topAnchor, constant: 0 ).isActive = true
    bbPlayerView?.widthAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.safeAreaLayoutGuide.widthAnchor).isActive = true
    bbPlayerView?.heightAnchor.constraint(equalToConstant: view.safeAreaLayoutGuide.layoutFrame.width * 9/16).isActive = true

5. Implement the BBNativePlayerViewDelegate

override func viewDidLoad() {
    // set class to delegate of player view
    bbPlayerView?.delegate = self

6. Implement BBNativePlayerViewDelegate to receive all API events

We will implement the delegate in an extension. You don’t have to use an extension but it keeps your code organized
Just a few methods are implemented here as an example. See the documentation for a full list.

extension ViewController: BBNativePlayerViewDelegate {    
    func bbNativePlayerView(didTriggerPlaying playerView: BBNativePlayerView) {
        print("Blue Billlywig Player: didTriggerPlaying")
    func bbNativePlayerView(didTriggerPause playerView: BBNativePlayerView) {
        print("Blue Billlywig Player: didTriggerPause")

8. Build and run the project

For more information and example code, check out our demo app at