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GetSocial iOS SDK Upgrade Guide

For a minor version update, please check version-specific upgrade instructions in the Changelog.

If you are integrating from scratch, please follow Getting Started with GetSocial iOS SDK guide.

Upgrade from SDK 6 to SDK 7

  1. In your Xcode project go to Project Settings → select target you want to modify → Build Phases tab.
  2. Create new Run Script phase with the content:

    "$PROJECT_DIR/ --app-id=[your-getsocial-app-id] --framework-version=[latest]"
  3. Build your project.


Most of the GetSocial settings are moved to a single getsocial.json file which could be used across all platforms. You can read more about this configuration file.

Open getsocial.json, which should reside in the root directory of your project and generated automatically by our script.. in the key name means it is inner json object, e.g. pushNotifications.autoRegister in json file should be translated to:

// getsocial.json
    "pushNotifications": {
        "autoRegister": true

iOS Installer script

framework-version, use-ui and app-id are still used as parameter for parameter getsocial.json key
autoInit autoInit
uiConfig uiConfig
autoRegisterForPush pushNotifications.autoRegister
foregroundNotifications pushNotifications.foreground
disableFacebookReferralCheck disableFacebookReferralCheck


  1. Update GetSocial SDK version to 7.0.0-alpha-0.0.2 in your Podfile
  2. Execute pod update

Manual Integration

  1. Download the latest GetSocial frameworks from the Downloads page.
  2. Overwrite your existing instances with the new version.


All methods that had a CompletionCallback, Callback or other callback mechanism now have two different parameters for callbacks: ResultCallback and SuccessCallback are called if operation succeeds and FailureCallback is called in case of error.

All methods that supported operations by GetSocial User ID now support both GetSocial ID and Identity ID. This is encapsulated in UserId and UserIdList classes for a single and multiple users respectively. Read more about this.

All methods that support pagination are now unified and use the same approach with classes PagingQuery and PagingResult. Read more about this.


whenInitialized is changed to addOnInitializedListener. You can add multiple listeners.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.whenInitialized GetSocial.addOnInitializedListener

User Management

Current User

All methods related to the current user were in GetSocial.User class. Now you can get an object of CurrentUser using GetSocial.currentUser(). This method returns nil if SDK is not initialized. When you update user properties like avatar or display name, the object is automatically updated after operation succeeded. If you switch or reset user, this object is changed to a new one. You will receive the new object in OnCurrentUserChangedListener or you can call GetSocial.currentUser() again and get the new instance.

All getters should be called on GetSocial.crrentUser() instance.
All setters are removed and you should use a single method GetSocial.getCurrentUser().updateDetails(...) instead.

GetSocial.addOnCurrentUserChangedListener can be called multiple times with different listeners. It returns a String - listener ID - which can be used in GetSocial.removeOnCurrentUserChangedListener if you want to remove a certain listener.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.User.get* GetSocial.currentUser().*
GetSocial.User.set* GetSocial.currentUser().updateDetails
GetSocial.User.addAuthIdentity GetSocial.currentUser().addIdentity
GetSocial.User.removeAuthIdentity GetSocial.currentUser().removeIdentity
GetSocial.User.switchUser GetSocial.switchUser
GetSocial.User.reset GetSocial.resetUser
GetSocial.User.setOnUserChangedListener GetSocial.addOnCurrentUserChangedListener
GetSocial.User.removeOnUserChangedListener GetSocial.removeOnCurrentUserChangedListener

Search Users

findUsers returned only the first page of matching users. New Communities.users method supports pagination.
You can also get a number of users that match a certain query using Communities.usersCount.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.userWithId(id), GetSocial.userWithId(id, providerId) Communities.user(UserId, ResultCallback, FailureCallback)
GetSocial.usersWithIds(ids, providerId) Communities.users(UserIdList, ResultCallback<[String: User]>, FailureCallback)
GetSocial.findUsers Communities.users(UsersPagingQuery, ResultCallback, FailureCallback)


All activities related methods are moved to Communities class.
Like concept is now extended to Reaction and supports multiple reactions, like is one of them.

All* methods are replaced with a single Communities.postActivity method with PostActivityTarget parameter. Read more about new features in Feeds 2.0.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.postActivityToFeed, GetSocial.postActivityToGlobalFeed, GetSocial.postCommentToActivity Communities.postActivity
GetSocial.likeActivity(…, true, …) Communities.addReaction
GetSocial.likeActivity(…, false, …) Communities.removeReaction
GetSocial.getActivityLikers Communities.reactions
GetSocial.findTags Communities.tags


All notifications related methods are moved to Notifications class.

NotificationListener is now split into two: OnNotificationClickedListener and OnNoticationReceivedListener.

OnNotificationReceivedListener is called when application is in foreground and GetSocial Push Notification is received. Note that now it is called even if notifications in foreground are enabled.

Enable Click Listener

In order to make OnNotificationClickedListener being invoked, you have to set pushNotifications.customListener to true in getsocial.json:

// getsocial.json
    "pushNotifications": {
        "customListener": true

OnNotificationClickedListener does not need to return a boolean anymore. If you have a custom listener and want to invoke a default behaviour, you should call GetSocial.handle(_ action) in places where you would return false in SDK 6.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.registerForPushNotifications Notifications.registerDevice
GetSocial.setNotificationListener Notifications.setOnNotificationClickedListener, Notifications.setOnNotificationReceivedListener
GetSocial.setPushNotificationTokenListener Notifications.setOnTokenReceivedListener
GetSocial.User.getNotifications Notifications.get
GetSocial.User.getNotificationsCount Notifications.getCount
GetSocial.User.sendNotification Notifications.send
GetSocial.User.setNotificationsStatus Notifications.setStatus
GetSocial.User.setPushNotificationsEnabled Notifications.setPushNotificationsEnabled
GetSocial.User.isPushNotificationsEnabled Notifications.arePushNotificationsEnabled


All invites related methods are moved to Invites class.

Getting list of available invite channels is now asynchronous operation.

To get referral data, you now have a ReferralDataListener, which will be called every time when the new referral data appears after clicking on the link, whether on application launch or if application was running before.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.isInviteChannelAvailable Removed. You can get the list of available invite channels and check if invite channel is there.
GetSocial.getInviteChannels Invites.getAvailableChannels
GetSocial.sendInvite Invites.send
GetSocial.registerInviteChannelPlugin Invites.registerPlugin
GetSocial.getReferralData Invites.setReferralDataListener
GetSocial.clearReferralData Removed. You don’t need to clear referral data anymore, as you will receive only the new referral data in the listener.


All analytics methods are moved to Analytics class.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.trackCustomEvent Analytics.trackCustomEvent
GetSocial.trackPurchaseEvent Analytics.trackPurchase

Promo Codes

All promo codes methods are moved to PromoCodes class.

SDK v6 Method SDK v7 Method
GetSocial.createPromoCode PromoCodes.create
GetSocial.getPromoCode PromoCodes.get
GetSocial.claimPromoCode PromoCodes.claim

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