OS - iOS

From Phidgets Support

Getting Started with iOS

Welcome to using Phidgets with iOS!

If you haven't already, check out the user guide for your device. If you are ready to go, the first step to creating an iOS application with Phidgets is downloading the Phidget libraries on your macOS development machine!


The Phidget libraries for iOS development are available here:

Download and unpack the libraries. You will need to reference these files from your Xcode project in order to use Phidgets. This step is covered in detail after you select your programming language below. If you need to access older versions of the libraries, click here.

Network Server

Phidgets cannot be connected directly to iOS devices, therefore, in order to use Phidgets with your iOS device, you must have a host computer that is running the Phidget Network Server.


  • Host computer: the computer that is physically connected to the Phidgets via USB and is running the Phidget Network Server.
  • Client computer: a computer running a Phidgets application that accesses Phidgets connected to the host computer. When developing for iOS, your iOS device acts as the client.

The next step is to install the Phidget libraries on your host computer, and get the Phidget Network Server up and running. Start by following the Getting Started guide, and continue with the Network Server guide. When you are done, come back and finish this guide!


Now that you have everything set up, all you have to do is code! Select from one of the following programming languages to get started: