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treasure-data/td-ios-sdk 1.0.1
iOS SDK for Treasure Data
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🕓 11 weeks ago
iOS tvOS
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Treasure Data iOS SDK

iOS and tvOS SDK for Treasure Data. With this SDK, you can import the events on your applications into Treasure Data easily. As of 0.9.0, this SDK support iOS 12 and up as well as support tvOS 12 and up.

Also, there is an alternative SDK written in Swift https://github.com/recruit-lifestyle/TreasureDataSDK. Note, however, that it does not support current GDPR functionality in the mainstream TD SDKs.

Migration to version 1

Version 1 has major changes that are not backward compatible with previous versions. If you are upgrading from version 0.9.0 or earlier, your code will not run correctly without doing these following steps:

  • API endpoint has changed to Ingestion Endpoint. The default value is https://us01.records.in.treasuredata.com.
  • initializeApiEndpoint: API is no longer available, please use initializeWithApiKey:apiEndpoint: instead.
  • Server side upload timestamp feature is removed. If you need this feature, please contact our support team.
  • New enableAutoAppendLocalTimestamp and disableAutoAppendLocalTimestamp to help automatically track local timestamp.
  • uuid is now reserved column name. If you try to add value to event's uuid key, you won't see the column show up in the database.


There are several ways to install the library.


CocoaPods is needed to set up the SDK. If you've not installed it yet, install it at first.

$ gem install cocoapods

Next, add this line in your Podfile.

pod 'TreasureData-iOS-SDK', '= 1.0.1'

Add this line to your Podfile (usually at the beginning of the file).


Finally, execute 'pod install'.

$ pod install

Remember to reopen your project by opening .xcworkspace file instead of .xcodeproj file

Swift Package Manager

You can install either via Xcode: File > Swift Packages > Add Package Dependency and enter https://github.com/treasure-data/td-ios-sdk.git.

Or add this line to dependencies array in Package.swift file:

.package(url: "https://github.com/treasure-data/td-ios-sdk.git", .upToNextMajor(from: "1.0.1"))


From 0.9.0, we no longer support standalone framework.

Usage in Objective-C

Import SDK header file

#import <TreasureData-iOS-SDK/TreasureData.h>

Register your TreasureData API key

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {
    [TreasureData initializeWithApiKey:@"your_api_key"];

We recommend to use a write-only API key for the SDK. To obtain one, please:

  1. Login into the Treasure Data Console at http://console.treasuredata.com;
  2. Visit your Profile page at http://console.treasuredata.com/users/current;
  3. Insert your password under the 'API Keys' panel;
  4. In the bottom part of the panel, under 'Write-Only API keys', either copy the API key or click on 'Generate New' and copy the new API key.

Add an event to local buffer

To add an event to local buffer, you can call TreasureData's addEvent or addEventWithCallback API.

- (IBAction)clickButton:(id)sender {
    [[TreasureData sharedInstance] addEventWithCallback:@{
                       @"name": @"boo bar",
                       @"age": @42,
                       @"comment": @"hello world"
                      NSLog(@"addEvent: success");
                    onError:^(NSString* errorCode, NSString* message) {
                        NSLog(@"addEvent: error. errorCode=%@, message=%@", errorCode, message);
    // Or, simply...
    //   [[TreasureData sharedInstance] addEvent:@{
    //                     @"name": @"boo bar",
    //                     @"age": @42,
    //                     @"comment": @"hello world"
    //                 }
    //                 database:@"testdb"
    //                    table:@"demotbl"];

Specify the database and table to which you want to import the events. The total length of database and table must be shorter than 129 chars. Each table will cache no more than 10000 events.

On top of that, the length of key in event must not exceed 256 chars and the length of value in event must not exceed 10000 chars.

Upload buffered events to TreasureData

To upload events buffered events to Treasure Data, you can call TreasureData's uploadEvents or uploadEventsWithCallback API.

- (void)applicationDidEnterBackground:(UIApplication *)application {
	__block UIBackgroundTaskIdentifier bgTask = [application beginBackgroundTaskWithExpirationHandler:^{
		[application endBackgroundTask:bgTask];
		bgTask = UIBackgroundTaskInvalid;

    // You can call this API to uplaod buffered events whenever you want.
	[[TreasureData sharedInstance] uploadEventsWithCallback:^() {
			[application endBackgroundTask:bgTask];
			bgTask = UIBackgroundTaskInvalid;
		onError:^(NSString *code, NSString *msg) {
			[application endBackgroundTask:bgTask];
			bgTask = UIBackgroundTaskInvalid;

    // Or, simply...
    //  [[TreasureData sharedInstance] uploadEvents];

It depends on the characteristic of your application when to upload and how often to upload buffered events. But we recommend the followings at least as good timings to upload.

  • When the current screen is closing or moving to background
  • When closing the application

The sent events is going to be buffered for a few minutes before they get imported into Treasure Data storage.

In tvOS, cache storage is stored in cache directory which can be purged at any time. It is highly recommended to call upload events APIs as requently as possible to prevent loss of data.

Retry uploading and deduplication

This SDK imports events in exactly once style with the combination of these features.

  • This SDK keeps buffered events with adding unique keys and retries to upload them until confirming the events are uploaded and stored on server side (at least once)
  • The server side remembers the unique keys of all events within the past 1 hours by default and prevents duplicated imports (at most once)

As for the deduplication window is 1 hour by default, so it's important not to keep buffered events more than 1 hour to avoid duplicated events.

Default values

Set a default value if you want an event added to a table, a database, or any table or database to automatically set value for a key. If you have multiple default values set to the same key, newly added event will have the default value applied and override in following order:

  1. Default value targeting all table and database will be applied first.
  2. Default value targeting all table in a database will then be applied.
  3. Default value targeting the table to which the event is added will then be applied.
  4. Default value targeting the table and database to which the event is added will then be applied.
  5. Finally, if the event has a value for the key, that value will override all default values.

To set default value:

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] setDefaultValue:@"Value" forKey:@"key" database:nil table:nil]; // Targeting all databases and tables
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] setDefaultValue:@"Value" forKey:@"key" database:"database_name" table:nil]; // Targeting all tables of database "database_name"
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] setDefaultValue:@"Value" forKey:@"key" database:nil table:"table_name"]; // Targeting all tables with "table_name"
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] setDefaultValue:@"Value" forKey:@"key" database:"database_name" table:"table_name"]; // Targeting table "table_name" of database "database_name"

To get default value:

NSString *defaultValue = [[TreasureData sharedInstance] defaultValueForKey:@"key" database:"database_name" table:"table_name"]; // Get default value for key targeting database "database_name" and table "table_name".

To remove default value:

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] removeDefaultValueForKey:@"key" database:"database_name" table:"table_name"]; // Only remove default values targeting database "database_name" and table "table_name".

Start/End session

When you call startSession method, the SDK generates a session ID that's kept until endSession is called. The session id is outputs as a column name "td_session_id". Also, startSession and endSession methods add an event that includes {"td_session_event":"start" or "end"}.

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions
	[TreasureData initializeWithApiKey:@"your_api_key"];
	[[TreasureData sharedInstance] setDefaultDatabase:@"testdb"];
	[[TreasureData sharedInstance] startSession:@"demotbl"];

- (void)applicationDidEnterBackground:(UIApplication *)application
	[[TreasureData sharedInstance] endSession:@"demotbl"];

	__block UIBackgroundTaskIdentifier bgTask = [application beginBackgroundTaskWithExpirationHandler:^{
		[application endBackgroundTask:bgTask];
		bgTask = UIBackgroundTaskInvalid;

	[[TreasureData sharedInstance] uploadEventsWithCallback:^() {
			[application endBackgroundTask:bgTask];
			bgTask = UIBackgroundTaskInvalid;
		onError:^(NSString *code, NSString *msg) {
			[application endBackgroundTask:bgTask];
			bgTask = UIBackgroundTaskInvalid;
		// Outputs =>>
		//   [{"td_session_id":"cad88260-67b4-0242-1329-2650772a66b1",
		//		"td_session_event":"start", "time":1418880000},
		//    {"td_session_id":"cad88260-67b4-0242-1329-2650772a66b1",
		//		"td_session_event":"end", "time":1418880123}
		//    ]

If you want to handle the following case, use a pair of class methods startSession and endSession for global session tracking

  • User opens the application and starts session tracking using startSession. Let's call this session session#0
  • User moves to home screen and finishes the session using endSession
  • User reopens the application and restarts session tracking within default 10 seconds. But you want to deal with this new session as the same session as session#0
- (void)applicationDidBecomeActive:(UIApplication *)application
	[TreasureData startSession];

- (void)applicationDidEnterBackground:(UIApplication *)application
	[TreasureData endSession];

In this case, you can get the current session ID using getSessionId class method

- (void)applicationDidBecomeActive:(UIApplication *)application
	[TreasureData startSession];
    NSLog(@"Session ID=%@", [TreasureData getSessionId]);

Detect if it's the first running

You can detect if it's the first running or not easily using isFirstRun method and then clear the flag with clearFirstRun.

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions
    if ([[TreasureData sharedInstance] isFirstRun]) {
        [[TreasureData sharedInstance] addEventWithCallback:@{ @"event": @"installed" }
                                  [[TreasureData sharedInstance] uploadEventsWithCallback:^() {
                                      [[TreasureData sharedInstance] clearFirstRun];
                                    onError:^(NSString* errorCode, NSString* message) {
                                      NSLog(@"uploadEvents: error. errorCode=%@, message=%@", errorCode, message);
                                onError:^(NSString* errorCode, NSString* message) {
                                    NSLog(@"addEvent: error. errorCode=%@, message=%@", errorCode, message);

About Error code

addEventWithCallback and uploadEventsWithCallback methods call back onError block with errorCode argument. This argument is useful to know the cause type of the error. There are the following error codes.

  • init_error : The initialization failed.
  • invalid_param : The parameter passed to the API was invalid
  • invalid_event : The event was invalid
  • data_conversion : Failed to convert the data to/from JSON
  • storage_error : Failed to read/write data in the storage
  • network_error : Failed to communicate with the server due to network problem
  • server_response : The server returned an error response

Additional Configuration


The API endpoint (default: https://us01.records.in.treasuredata.com) can be specify using +[TreasureData initializeWithApiKey:apiEndpoint]

[TreasureData initializeWithApiKey:@"your_api_key" apiEndpoint: @"https://specifying-another-endpoint.com"];

Encryption key

If you've set an encryption key via initializeEncryptionKey class method, our SDK saves the events data as encrypted when called addEvent or addEventWithCallback methods.

[TreasureData initializeEncryptionKey:@"hello world"];

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] addEventWithCallback: ....];

Default database

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] setDefaultDatabase:@"testdb"];

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] addEventWithCallback:@{ @"event": @"clicked" } table:@"demotbl"]

Adding UUID of the device to each event automatically

UUID of the device will be added to each event automatically if you call enableAutoAppendUniqId. This value won't change until the application is uninstalled or resetUniqId is called.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendUniqId];

It outputs the value as a column name td_uuid.

Get UUID and Reset UUID

You can get current UUID (td_uuid) at any time using following API. Remember that this UUID will change if resetUniqId is called.

NSString *td_uuid = [[TreasureData sharedInstance] getUUID];

You can also reset UUID (td_uuid) at any time using following API.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] resetUniqId];

Adding local time to each even record automatically (enabled by default)

By default, local timestamp will be added to event's time key automatically. If you disableAutoAppendLocalTimestamp without adding time key to the event yourself, the server will add server side timestamp to time column. You can also auto track local time with custom column. If so, the time column will have server side timestamp.

// Use local time as `time` column
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendLocalTimestamp];

// Add local time as a customized column name
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendLocalTimestamp:@"clientside_time"];

// Disable auto append local time
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] disableAutoAppendLocalTimestamp];

Adding an UUID to each event record automatically

UUID will be added to each event record automatically if you call enableAutoAppendRecordUUID. Each event has different UUID.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendRecordUUID];

// If you want to customize the column name, pass it to the API
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendRecordUUID:@"my_record_uuid"];

It outputs the value as a column name record_uuid by default.

Adding Advertising Id to each event record automatically

Advertising Id will be added to each event record automatically if you call enableAutoAppendAdvertisingIdentifier.

You must link Ad Support framework in Link Binary With Libraries build phase for this feature to work. User must also not turn on Limit Ad Tracking feature in their iOS device, otherwise Treasure Data will send zero filled string as the advertising id (the value we get from Ad Support framework).

Starting in iOS 14, you will have to explicitly request user's permission for advertising identifier using AppTrackingTransparency framework. Consult Apple official documentation for AppTrackingTransparency on how to implement this requirement.

If you turn on this feature, keep in mind that you will have to declare correct reason for getting advertising identifier when you submit your app for review to the App Store.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendAdvertisingIdentifier];

// If you want to customize the column name, pass it to the API
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendAdvertisingIdentifier:@"custom_ad_id_column"];

It outputs the value as a column name td_maid by default.

Adding the device model information to each event automatically

Device model infromation will be added to each event automatically if you call enableAutoAppendModelInformation.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendModelInformation];

It outputs the following column names and values:

  • td_device : UIDevice.model
  • td_model : UIDevice.model
  • td_os_ver : UIDevice.model.systemVersion
  • td_os_type : "iOS"

Adding application version information to each event automatically

Application version infromation will be added to each event automatically if you call enableAutoAppendAppInformation.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendAppInformation];

It outputs the following column names and values:

  • td_app_ver : Core Foundation key CFBundleShortVersionString
  • td_app_ver_num : Core Foundation key CFBundleVersion

Adding locale configuration information to each event automatically

Locale configuration infromation will be added to each event automatically if you call enableAutoAppendLocaleInformation.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAutoAppendLocaleInformation];

It outputs the following column names and values:

  • td_locale_country : [[NSLocale currentLocale] objectForKey: NSLocaleCountryCode]
  • td_locale_lang : [[NSLocale currentLocale] objectForKey: NSLocaleLanguageCode]

Enable/Disable debug log

[TreasureData enableLogging];
[TreasureData disableLogging];

Automatically tracked events

Notes that all of these are *disabled by default, you have to explicitly enable it for each category.

App Lifecycle Events

Could be enabled with:

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableAppLifecycleEvent];

There are 3 type of app lifecycle events that are tracked: TD_IOS_APP_OPEN, TD_IOS_APP_INSTALL and TD_IOS_APP_UPDATE (is written to td_ios_event column).

Example of a tracked install event:

"td_ios_event" = "TD_IOS_APP_INSTALL";
"td_app_ver" = "1.1";
"td_app_ver_num" = 2;

In-App Purchase Events

TreasureData SDK is able to automatically track IAP SKPaymentTransactionStatePurchased event without having to write your own transaction observer.

[[TreasureData sharedInstance] enableInAppPurchaseEvent];

This is disabled by default. There is a subtle difference between this and appLifecycleEvent, customEvent. The other two, for a historical reason, are persistent settings, meaning their statuses are saved across app launches. inAppPurchaseEvent behaves like an ordinary object option and is not saved. You have to enable it after initialize your new TreasureData instance (probably only the sharedInstance with initializeWithApiKey).

An example of a IAP event:

"td_ios_event": "TD_IOS_IN_APP_PURCHASE",
"td_iap_transaction_identifier": "1000000514091400",
"td_iap_transaction_date": "2019-03-28T08:44:12+07:00",
"td_iap_quantity": 1,
"td_iap_product_identifier": "com.yourcompany.yourapp.yourproduct", ,
"td_iap_product_price": 0.99,
"td_iap_product_localized_title": "Your Product Title",
"td_iap_product_localized_description": "Your Product Description",
"td_iap_product_currency_code": "USD",  // this is only available on iOS 10 and above

We will do a separated SKProductsRequest to get full product's information. If the request is failed somehow, fields with "td_iap_product_" prefix will be null. Also note that that the currency_code is only available from iOS 10 onwards.

Profile API


This feature is not enabled on accounts by default, please contact support for more information. Important! You must set cdpEndpoint property of TreasureData's sharedInstance. Usage example:

// Set cdpEndpoint when initialize TreasureData  
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] setCdpEnpoint: @"[your cdp endpoint goes here]"]

// Call fetchUserSegments to get user segments as NSArray

NSArray *audienceTokens = @[@"Your Profile API (Audience) Token here"];
NSDictionary *keys = @{@"your_key": @"your_value"};
NSDictionary<TDRequestOptionsKey, id> *options = @{
    TDRequestOptionsTimeoutIntervalKey: [NSNumber numberWithInteger: 10],
    TDRequestOptionsCachePolicyKey: [NSNumber numberWithUnsignedInteger: NSURLRequestReloadIgnoringCacheData]
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] fetchUserSegments:audienceTokens
                               completionHandler:^(NSArray * _Nullable jsonResponse, NSError * _Nullable error) {
   NSLog(@"fetchUserSegments jsonResponse: %@", jsonResponse);
   NSLog(@"fetchUserSegments error: %@", error);

GDPR Compliance

The SDK provide some convenient methods to easily opt-out of tracking the device entirely without having to resort to many cluttered if-else statements:

// Opt-out of your own events
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] disableCustomEvent];
// Opt-out of TD generated events
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] disableAppLifecycleEvent];
[[TreasureData sharedInstance] disableInAppPurchaseEvent];

These can be opted back in by calling enableCustomEvent or enableAppLifecycleEvent. Note that these settings are saved persistently, so it survives across app launches. Generally these methods should be called when reflecting your user's choice, not on every time initializing the SDK. By default custom events are enabled and app lifecycles events are disabled.

  • Use resetUniqId to reset the identification of device on subsequent events. td_uuid will be randomized to another value and an extra event is captured with {"td_ios_event": "forget_device_id", "td_uuid": <old_uuid>} to the defaultTable.


This SDK supports Apple tvOS version 12 and up. APIs and their behaviors are largely the same as being used in iOS application, except:

! In tvOS, cache storage is stored in cache directory which can be purged at any time. It is highly recommended to call upload events APIs as requently as possible to prevent loss of data.


With "Data Protection" enabled, TD iOS SDK occasionally crashes

  • If your app calls the SDK's API such as TreasureData#endSession in UIApplicationDelegate applicationDidEnterBackground, check if it's likely the app calls the SDK's API several seconds after iOS is locked. If so, please make other tasks that takes time and is called prior to the SDK's API run in background.
- (void)applicationWillResignActive:(UIApplication *)application
    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_global_queue(DISPATCH_QUEUE_PRIORITY_DEFAULT, 0), ^{
        // Some tasks that can take more than 10 seconds.

Usage in Swift

See this example project (https://github.com/treasure-data/td-ios-sdk/tree/master/TreasureDataExampleSwift) for details.

Xcode Compatibility

The current version has been built and tested with XCode v10.2.


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Release Notes

Release 1.0.1
11 weeks ago


  • Update KeenClient-iOS to support max number of event to upload per request. Default to 400 events per request.

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