Installing the Daily Client SDK for Android

The Daily Client SDK for Android is currently in beta. We appreciate any feedback you have related to using it.

Minimum SDK version

The Daily Client SDK for Android requires a minSdkVersion of 24 or greater.

Installing using Maven

In your top-level build.gradle file, add the Maven Central repository:

repositories {
// ...

In your app’s build.gradle file, add the Daily Client SDK dependency:

dependencies {
// ...
implementation 'co.daily:client:0.7.1'

Version 0.7.0 has a known issue causing a crash shortly after initialization. A bug in the library's deployment script misapplied a required code patch, which could not be caught until the version was fully released. Please skip version 0.7.0, and use version 0.7.1.

App setup

Make sure the following permissions are in your app’s AndroidManifest.xml:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS" />

Continuing calls in the background

In order to give your app the ability to continue running calls while in the background, you can start a foreground service that shows an in-call notification while your call is active.

You can read more about foreground services in the Android documentation.

For an example of a foreground service that customizes and shows a notification, see the one that is bundled with react-native-daily-js.

To learn more about building an app with the Daily Client SDK for Android, see our mobile SDK guide and Android demo app.