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Quick Start

To get the base SDK loaded and running, you’ll need to:

  1. Import the SDK
  2. Update your Android Manifest file
  3. Initialize the SDK

Import the SDK

Bluedot Point SDK for Android is integrated into an application project as a Gradle dependency. Follow the steps below to integrate the SDK into your project.

1. Edit the root build.gradle file to include a JitPack entry in the repositories section.

...
allprojects {
  repositories {
      ...
      maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }
  }
}

2. Include the Bluedot Point SDK as a dependency in the app’s build.gradle file within the dependencies section.

dependencies {
    ...
    implementation 'com.gitlab.bluedotio.android:point_sdk_android:15.6.2'
}

Manifest requirements

In order to receive Bluedot service error events after initialization, a class that implements BluedotServiceReceiver should be implemented and registered in the AndroidManifest:

class ExampleBluedotServiceReceiver : BluedotServiceReceiver() {
    override fun onBluedotServiceError(error: BDError, context: Context) {
       // Handle error here.
    }
}
AndroidManifest
<application android:label\="@string/app_name" >
    <receiver
       android:name="<path to your BluedotServiceReceiver implementation>"
       android:enabled="true"
       android:exported="false"
    >
       <intent-filter>
          <action android:name="io.bluedot.point.SERVICE" />
       </intent-filter>
    </receiver>
</application>

Initialize the SDK

Now that the project has been set up, should initialize the Bluedot Point SDK from your Application class’s onCreate function with:

ServiceManager.getInstance(this).initialize("myProjectId", 
    (error) -> {
       // Handle initialization result
});

At this point, you’ve got the basics together, but to get value from the SDK you’ll need to start getting location events – you can do so by using our Geo-triggering or Tempo features.