Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
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Latest version: v0.1.1

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Croc is a library for parsing emojis on iOS. It provides a simple and lightweight interface for detecting, generating, categorizing and managing emoji characters, making emoji-powered features an easy task for developers.

Build Status CocoaPods Compatible CocoaPods Carthage Compatible Platform License Swift-4.0 Codecov Donate


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CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. You can install it with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

CocoaPods 1.1+ is required to build Croc

To integrate Croc into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '10.0'

target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'Croc'

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install


Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks.

You can install Carthage with Homebrew using the following command:

$ brew update
$ brew install carthage

To integrate Croc into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "JKalash/Croc"

Run carthage update to build the framework and drag the built Croc.framework into your Xcode project.

Swift Package Manager

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for automating the distribution of Swift code and is integrated into the swift compiler. It is in early development, but Croc does support its use on supported platforms.

Once you have your Swift package set up, adding Croc as a dependency is as easy as adding it to the dependencies value of your Package.swift.

Swift 3
dependencies: [
    .Package(url: "https://github.com/JKalash/Croc.git", majorVersion: 0)
Swift 4
dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/JKalash/Croc.git", from: "0.0.0")


If you prefer not to use any of the aforementioned dependency managers, you can integrate Croc into your project manually.

Embedded Framework
  • Open up Terminal, cd into your top-level project directory, and run the following command "if" your project is not initialized as a git repository:
  $ git init
  • Add Croc as a git submodule by running the following command:
  $ git submodule add https://github.com/JKalash/Croc.git
  • Open the new Croc folder, and drag the Croc.xcodeproj into the Project Navigator of your application's Xcode project.

    It should appear nested underneath your application's blue project icon. Whether it is above or below all the other Xcode groups does not matter.

  • Select the Croc.xcodeproj in the Project Navigator and verify the deployment target matches that of your application target.

  • Next, select your application project in the Project Navigator (blue project icon) to navigate to the target configuration window and select the application target under the "Targets" heading in the sidebar.

  • In the tab bar at the top of that window, open the "General" panel.

  • Click on the + button under the "Embedded Binaries" section.

  • You will see two different Croc.xcodeproj folders each with two different versions of the Croc.framework nested inside a Products folder.

    It does not matter which Products folder you choose from, but it does matter whether you choose the top or bottom Croc.framework.

  • Select the top Croc.framework for iOS and the bottom one for OS X.

    You can verify which one you selected by inspecting the build log for your project. The build target for Croc will be listed as either CrociOS, CrocOSX, CrocTVOS or CrocWatchOS.

  • And that's it!

The Croc.framework is automagically added as a target dependency, linked framework and embedded framework in a copy files build phase which is all you need to build on the simulator and a device.


  • iOS 8.0+ / macOS 10.9+ / tvOS 9.0+ / watchOS 2.0+
  • Xcode 8.3+
  • Swift 3.1+


Joseph Kalash, [email protected]


If this project helps you reduce time to develop, you can give me a cup of coffee :)



Croc is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Croc README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.