Add Chat SDK to your project

Android X

Make sure you've added the following to your gradle.properties file:

android.useAndroidX=true
android.enableJetifier=true

Inherit from Chat SDK theme

The Chat SDK uses custom attributes so you need to make sure that your app inherits from the Chat SDK theme.

<style name="AppTheme" parent="ChatSDKTheme">

Add Gradle dependencies

Project-level build.gradle

buildscript {
dependencies {
classpath "com.google.gms:google-services:4.3.3"
...
}
...
}
allprojects {
repositories {
google()
mavenCentral()
jcenter()
maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }
maven { url "https://chatsdk.jfrog.io/artifactory/release/chat-sdk-android" }
maven { url "https://chatsdk.jfrog.io/artifactory/release/chatkit" }
maven { url "https://chatsdk.jfrog.io/artifactory/release/matisse" }
}
}

App-level build.gradle

Enable multi-dex, Java 8 and the Google Services plugin:

apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services'
android {
defaultConfig {
multiDexEnable****d = true
...
}
compileOptions {
sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
}
}

Then add the dependencies. Replace the [latest-version] with 5.3.9.

Choose one of the following backends to use:

Firebase

implementation "sdk.chat:firebase-app:[latest-version]"

FireStream (beta)

implementation "sdk.chat:firestream-app:[latest-version]"

XMPP

implementation "sdk.chat:xmpp-app:[latest-version]"