Installing the Daily Client SDK for Android

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:0.9.0'

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.