Please see CocoaPods Discoverer - 1.0 - Release Notes for more information.
This extension is a project discoverer for https://cocoapods.org/ based projects: delivered source code will be searched for podfile files - each podfile file is equivalent to one "project". Source code is also searched for *.podsec files, which are CocoaPods profile files used by podfile project files: when one is found, the contents are inspected and are used to determine the list of projects present in the root folder. For each discovered project (with source code) one Analysis Unit is created (an item that defines the source code analysis perimeter).
In what situation should you install this extension?
This extension is for use with the iOS - Objective-C and iOS - Swift extensions - and is designed to automatically create CocoaPods related Analysis Units. The CocoaPods discoverer is not a dependency of the iOS - Objective-C and iOS - Swift extensions therefore it must be downloaded/installed manually before it can be used - please see: