Asista Chatbot SDK for iOS

Last updated on: May 17th, 2019

Asista chat bot SDK is designed to make it as simple as possible to add chat to your app. You can use the bot to enable users to interact with your service or your product. It lets you integrate an awesome chatbot to your app, along with knowledge base and FAQ support.

Getting Started


Integrate chat SDK

There are two ways to import the Asista Bot SDK into your project:

Using Cocoa pods

1. Install Cocoa pods.

From a terminal window navigate into your Xcode project’ application directory and run the following:

sudo gem install
pod init
nano Podfile

Include AsistaBot into your Podfile:
Add the following dependencies to your module’s (app) build.gradle file.

platform:ios, '9.0'
target 'Your App' do
pod 'AsistaBot'

2. Save and close the file

3. Run pod install and build your app.

Using Dynamic frameworks

Configure an App in Asista

To begin making calls to the Chat SDK, you need to register for a chat bot on the Asista Web portal and get credentials for your app. Someone with administrator access to Asista must do this. You will get an chatbotUrl and chatBotId after the successful registration of the Bot.

Initializing the SDK

In AppDelegate.swift for your application, just import AsistaBot framework and initialize AsistaBot

Import the AsistaBot framework into the AppDelegate file in your project.

The initialization code snippets look like this:

Swift 4

import AsistaBot

func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplication.LaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {
AsistaBot.initialize(chatBotUrl: “Chatbot url”, chatBotId: “Your chatbot ID” )

To Launch Chat Bot

After successful initialisation you can call to show the bot screen on your app.


public func show(on viewController: UIViewController)
Parameter Type Description
on UIViewController Instance of view controller to present the chat bot view