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Swift SDK for Aptabase: Open Source, Privacy-First and Simple Analytics for Mobile, Desktop and Web Apps


Swift SDK for Aptabase

Instrument your apps with Aptabase, an Open Source, Privacy-First and Simple Analytics for Mobile, Desktop and Web Apps.


Option 1: Swift Package Manager

Add the following lines to your Package.swift file:

let package = Package(
    dependencies: [
        .package(name: "Aptabase", url: "https://github.com/aptabase/aptabase-swift.git", from: "0.3.4"),
    targets: [
            name: "MyApp",
            dependencies: ["Aptabase"] // Add as a dependency

Option 2: Adding package dependencies with Xcode

Use this guide to add aptabase-swift to your project. Use https://github.com/aptabase/aptabase-swift for the URL when Xcode asks.

Option 3: CocoaPods

Aptabase is also available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'Aptabase', :git => 'https://github.com/aptabase/aptabase-swift.git', :tag => '0.3.4'


If you're targeting macOS, you must first enable the Outgoing Connections (Client) checkbox under the App Sandbox section.

First, you need to get your App Key from Aptabase, you can find it in the Instructions menu on the left side menu.

Initialized the SDK as early as possible in your app, for example:

import SwiftUI
import Aptabase

struct ExampleApp: App {
    init() {
        Aptabase.shared.initialize(appKey: "<YOUR_APP_KEY>") // 👈 this is where you enter your App Key
    var body: some Scene {
        WindowGroup {

Afterward, you can start tracking events with trackEvent:

import Aptabase

Aptabase.shared.trackEvent("app_started") // An event with no properties
Aptabase.shared.trackEvent("screen_view", with: ["name": "Settings"]) // An event with a custom property

A few important notes:

  1. The SDK will automatically enhance the event with some useful information, like the OS, the app version, and other things.
  2. You're in control of what gets sent to Aptabase. This SDK does not automatically track any events, you need to call trackEvent manually.
    • Because of this, it's generally recommended to at least track an event at startup
  3. The trackEvent function is a non-blocking operation as it runs in the background.
  4. Only strings and numbers values are allowed on custom properties

Preparing for Submission to Apple App Store

When submitting your app to the Apple App Store, you'll need to fill out the App Privacy form. You can find all the answers on our How to fill out the Apple App Privacy when using Aptabase guide.