# Quick Start

This walkthrough shows how to add Storyly to your iOS application and show your first story in it.

You can also check out the demo on GitHub

Storyly Demo for Swift (opens new window)

Storyly Demo for Objective-C (opens new window)

Before you begin

This walkthrough contains sample instance information. However, if you want to work with your own content as well, please login into Storyly Dashboard (opens new window) and get your instance token.

The sample instance information for testing purposes;


# Installation

# CocoaPods

Storyly SDK is available through CocoaPods (opens new window). To integrate Storyly SDK into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

pod 'Storyly'

Then run pod install.


Please note that you need to use Storyly with use_frameworks! option in Podfile. If you need to add it without using use_frameworks! option, add following lines to your Podfile before updating Pods or check Manual Installation.

dynamic_frameworks = ['Storyly', 'SDWebImage']
pre_install do |installer|
  installer.pod_targets.each do |pod|
    if dynamic_frameworks.include?(pod.name)
      def pod.dynamic_framework?;
      def pod.build_type;


Storyly SDK targets iOS 9 or higher.


Please note that CocoaPods (opens new window) version should be 1.9+

# Carthage

Storyly SDK is available through Carthage (opens new window). To integrate Storyly SDK into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

binary "https://prod-storyly-media.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/storyly-sdk/Carthage/Storyly.json"
github "SDWebImage/SDWebImage" == 5.10.0

Then run carthage update --use-xcframeworks.

After, add the frameworks to your Xcode project: Go to targets and select your application. Click plus button from the Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content section and add Storyly.xcframework and SDWebImage.xcframework. If you can't find, add from Add Other > Add files dialog. Frameworks will be located at Carthage/Build/.

# Manually

If you prefer not to use dependency managers, Storyly SDK releases are available through Storyly iOS SDK Releases (opens new window).

  • Download and unzip both Storyly.xcframework and SDWebImage.xcframework files.
  • Add the frameworks to your Xcode project: Use Finder to drag the both Storyly.xcframework and SDWebImage.xcframework folders into your Xcode project and drop it onto your project in the Project navigator window.
  • Follow the prompts to copy items into the destination and to create folder references.

# Add Storyly View

You need to import related modules to use Storyly:

    You can add StorylyView from Storyboard or Programmatically. Please follow the next sections.

    # Add Storyly View from Storyboard

    StorylyView extends UIView so that you can use inherited functionality as it is. So, you can add StorylyView to any of the app’s Storyboards and XIB Files.

    • Add a UIView in your Storyboard(or XIB File)
    • Define Custom Class as StorylyView in Identity Inspector.
    • Set height to 120 is suggested for better experience for default size

    # Add Storyly View Programmatically

    StorylyView extends UIView so that you can use inherited functionality as it is. So, you can initialize StorylyView using UIView’s constructors.


      Please note that if you use Auto Layout Constraints, you need to set translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints=false

      # Initialize StorylyView

      You are one step away from enjoying Storyly. You just need to init StorylyView.


        Please do not forget to use your own token. You can get your token from the Storyly Dashboard -> Settings -> App Settings (opens new window)

        Just hit the run. Now, you should be able to enjoy Storyly 🎉!


        If you can't see Storyly in your application, please check that your token is correct. For more details please check console logs.