Why do I need CocoaPods for Flutter?
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CocoaPods is a dependency manager for iOS projects that allows you to easily add external libraries or frameworks to your app. Although Flutter is a cross-platform framework that doesn’t require CocoaPods to run, you might need to use it if you are integrating your Flutter app with native iOS code or if you are using third-party libraries that have native iOS dependencies.
For example, if you are using a Flutter plugin that has an iOS implementation, it may rely on external libraries that are not included in your project by default. In that case, you can use CocoaPods to manage these dependencies and ensure that they are correctly installed in your project.
Another scenario where you might need to use CocoaPods is if you are developing a plugin for Flutter that has an iOS implementation. In this case, you can use CocoaPods to manage the dependencies of your plugin, so that users of your plugin don’t need to manually install any additional libraries.
In summary, while CocoaPods is not strictly necessary for Flutter development, it can be a useful tool for managing dependencies when integrating your Flutter app with native iOS code or using third-party libraries that have iOS dependencies.