Android SDK Setup

1. Requirements

  • Sign up to FlareLane and create a project

2. Credentials Setup

Follow this guide below:

3. Install SDK using Gradle

Add the Gradle repository. Enter the following values ​​inside the repositories block:

Where is the repositories block in your project?

For a project created through the latest Android Studio, it is located in settings.gradle -> dependencyResolutionManagement.

For others, build.gradle -> allprojects.

dependencyResolutionManagement {
  repositories {
    // Add the code below
    maven { url '' }

Open your App level build.gradle(<project>/<app>/build.gradle), add the SDK and click Sync Now to get up to date.

dependencies {
  // Add the code below
  implementation 'com.github.flarelane:FlareLane-Android-SDK:1.6.0'

4. Initialization

Add initialization code to onCreate of Application Class (not Activity). Start by creating an Application Class first, and if you already have an Application Class, you can skip this process.

Enter".MainApplication" in the AndroidManifest.xml file and generate the MainApplication class file through the editor helper. You can also create this file manually.

Add the following code to onCreate. You can check your project ID at FlareLane console's Project.

import com.flarelane.FlareLane

class MainApplication : Application() {
    override fun onCreate() {
        // Add the code below
        // To subscribe later, set the 3rd parameter to false and then run the .subscribe() later.
        FlareLane.initWithContext(this, "INPUT_YOUR_PROJECT_ID", true)

5. Test

After completing all the steps, build and run your app. Devices that subscribe to push notifications will be automatically added to FlareLane console's All Devices.

Before actual deployment, be sure to verify that the push notifications are being received properly on the device and that the statistics are accurately recorded when the push notifications are clicked.

6. Identify your user

FlareLane's device is 'anonymous' and you can match the device with your user based on the unique user ID that identifies your user.

Setting up User ID has many benefits. You can distinguish whether a user has signed-up, and push notifications can be sent based on the User ID.

Usually, when a user sign-up or log-in, you should execute setUserId.

FlareLane.setUserId(this, "USER_ID")

7. Additional Setup

To set a accent color or channel name, add the following lines:

    <!-- accent color  -->
    <string name="flarelane_notification_accent_color">#BC0000</string>
    <!-- channel name -->
    <string name="flarelane_default_channel_name">All Notifications</string>

To customize notification icons, see below:

To use Journeys or Message Personalization, integrate custom data via SDK or API:


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