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  • Troubleshooting Installation Errors with React Native and Firebase

    Posted by Luke on 17 May 2022 at 6:50 am

    I’m stuck on React Native 0.65 for now and I’m trying to use GA4 with Firebase. But, I’m clashing with this error and can’t seem to find any ways around it.

    The Swift pod FirebaseCoreInternal leans on GoogleUtilities, but it doesn’t define modules. To go around this, you have to let those targets generate module maps, which is crucial to import them from Swift when building as static libraries. You can activate use_modular_headers! across your Podfile, or you can use :modular_headers => true for some dependencies.

    Got any ideas on how to fix this, or alternate ways to use GA4 without Firebase?

    Abigail replied 11 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Olivia

    29 April 2023 at 3:57 am

    As the error suggests, modifying your Podfile may solve the issue. You can update your Podfile to include the ‘use_modular_headers!’ line at the top of your Podfile. This will apply the setting across all your dependencies. If you do not want to apply it to all your dependencies, you can use ‘:modular_headers => true’ for the specific dependencies which need it. After making the changes, run ‘pod install’ to reinstall your pods with these settings.

    Regarding the alternative for GA4, unfortunately, Firebase is the approved method for using Google Analytics in a mobile environment like React Native. Firebase now contains all of the features of Google Analytics and more. It’s recommended to integrate Firebase for using Google Analytics. There might be third-party libraries available, but those won’t offer the full range of functionality and might breach the terms of Google’s API use. It’s best to work towards resolving the Firebase integration issue.

  • Abigail

    14 June 2023 at 5:21 am

    To resolve the error you’re experiencing, you might have to modify your Podfile (part of your project’s configuration) to instruct it to generate what are called module maps for certain dependencies. This helps with the communication between different parts of your project. The error message suggests two ways to do this – either by adding a line saying ‘use_modular_headers!’ to your Podfile, or else by including ‘:modular_headers => true’ for specific dependencies. You might also consider looking for other ways to use GA4 that don’t involve Firebase, though it’s hard to suggest specifics without more details about your project needs.

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