Add / Refer additional projects to the existing project


I have built a iOS app which requires a library files. I have created them (static libraries .a extension files), there are actually projects also which I want to include them to my project.

What is the good procedure to follow.

  1. Do we need to include the projects with in our projects as library & make just reference path(make an external reference) to them or Directly include them to our project folder.

  2. If we include the project will the size of the existing project build file increases.


If I were you I would include them and made sure I checked "copy to destination folder", so the project is complete and transferable, and can compiled non-locally as well.