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Quickstart

This quickstart shows how to use Dyte's Android UI Kit SDK to add live video and audio to your Android applications.

For getting started quickly, you can use our sample code. You can clone and run a sample application from the Android UI Kit Sample App GitHub repository.

Objective

You’ll learn how to:

  • Install the Dyte SDK
  • Initialize the SDK
  • Configure a Dyte meeting
  • Launch the meeting UI
  • Optional Release app on Play Store

Before Getting Started

Make sure you've read the Getting Started with Dyte topic and completed the steps in the Integrate Dyte section. You must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Install the SDK

  1. Install the SDK using maven dependency.
  // other dependencies here
implementation 'io.dyte:uikit:1.13.0'
  1. Add the following permissions to the AndroidManifest.xml file.
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" />
Note

If you intend to publish your app to the Google Play, you'll need to perform a few additional steps. So if you’re working on release builds and not debug builds, refer to the Release Builds section.

Step 2: Initialisation configuration

Set the properties in the DyteMeetingInfoV2 class. You just need to provide the participant's authToken.

NameDescription
authTokenAfter you've created the meeting,
add each participant to the meeting
using the Add Participant API
(The presetName created earlier
must be passed in the body
of the Add Participant API request)
The API response contains the authToken.
val meetingInfo = DyteMeetingInfoV2(
authToken = '<auth_token>',
)

Step 3: Initialize the SDK

The DyteUIKitBuilder is the main class of the SDK. It is the entry point and the only class required to initialize Dyte SDK.

val dyteUIKitInfo = DyteUIKitInfo(
activity = this,
dyteMeetingInfo = meetingInfo
)
val dyteUIKit = DyteUIKitBuilder.build(dyteUIKitInfo)

Step 4: Launch the meeting UI

To launch the meeting UI all you need to do is call startMeeting() which will take care of everything for you.

dyteUIKit.startMeeting()

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For Android release builds

If you intend to publish your app to the Google Play, perform the following steps after installing the SDKs. So if you’re working on release builds and not debug builds, do the following:

Perform the following steps, for Android release builds:

  1. Create /android/app/proguard-rules.pro file.
# Keep `Companion` object fields of serializable classes.
# This avoids serializer lookup through `getDeclaredClasses` as done for named companion objects.
-if @kotlinx.serialization.Serializable class **
-keepclassmembers class <1> {
static <1>$Companion Companion;
}

# Keep `serializer()` on companion objects (both default and named) of serializable classes.
-if @kotlinx.serialization.Serializable class ** {
static **$* *;
}
-keepclassmembers class <2>$<3> {
kotlinx.serialization.KSerializer serializer(...);
}

# keep webrtc classes
-keep class org.webrtc.** { *; }
-dontwarn org.chromium.build.BuildHooksAndroid

# keep ktor classes
-keep class io.ktor.** { *; }

  1. Add the following to your android/app/build.gradle to import the proguard configuration.
buildTypes {
release {
...
...
...
proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
}
}