How to Integrate the Device Data Collector into Mobile Apps using Android Gradle

The Gradle build system in Android Studio makes it easy to include external binaries or other library modules to your build as dependencies. The dependencies are located on your machine or in a remote repository. Any transitive dependencies declared are automatically included.

Integrating the Gradle Dependency Plugin

  1. Add the Jitpack repository to your project’s settings.gradle file.

    For the current Android Studio IDE use the following code:

        dependencyResolutionManagement {
               repositoriesMode.set(RepositoriesMode.FAIL_ON_PROJECT_REPOS)
               repositories {
                   google()
                   mavenCentral()
                   ......
                   maven {
                       url 'https://jitpack.io'
                   }
                   ......
               }
        }
        

    If you are using older versions of Android Studio (or a different IDE), add he following code to your build.gradle file.

        allprojects {
           repositories {
               ...
               maven {
                   url "https://jitpack.io"
               }
           }
        }
        
  2. In your application’s build.gradle, add the following dependency using the latest version of the Device Data Collector SDK.

         dependencies {
              ...
              implementation 'com.github.Kount:kount-android-sdk:v4.3.1'
    
              implementation 'com.google.android.instantapps:instantapps:1.1.0'
              implementation 'com.google.code.gson:gson:2.8.6'           
              implementation group: 'com.android.volley', name: 'volley', version: '1.2.1'
              implementation 'org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-stdlib-jdk7:1.3.72'
              implementation "com.google.android.material:material:1.4.0"
        }

    Note

    The Kotlin library is only necessary if your application is written in Java. If your application uses Support libraries, then it must be migrated to Android X libraries. Refer to Migrate for Android X for more information.

    If you get an error like unable to resolve dependency for compilepath: :app@debug/compileclasspath: Could not resolve, check that the source and target compatibility are set by adding the following lines of code in your application’s build.gradle.

        android {
            ...
            // Configure only for each module that uses Java 8
            // language features (either in its source code or
            // through dependencies).
            compileOptions {
                sourceCompatibility = JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
                targetCompatibility = JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
            }
            // For Kotlin projects
            kotlinOptions {
                jvmTarget = "1.8"
            }
        }
        
  3. Sync your project with the Gradle files.

  4. Once you have integrated the Android Gradle, proceed to step two to invoke the Device Data Collector.

    For Native Android invocation, refer to How to Invoke the Device Data Collector into Mobile Apps using the Native Android SDK.

    For Android Kotlin, refer to How to Invoke the Device Data Collector into Mobile Apps using the Android Kotlin SDK.

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