I’m glad that it’s on the roadmap somewhere. It would make development with OpenEars much more manageable for everybody.
Cocoapods works by sticking all Objective-C sources of a Framework into its own fake Framework directory, and then generates you a workspace that would tie your project’s various targets up with the frameworks they depend on. The main challenge is to have OpenEars’ dependencies compiled and linking correctly with the rest of the sources. It doesn’t seem like a trivial task.