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Push Notifications

To enable push notification you will need to integrate Google Firebase in your app:


1. If you don't already have a Firebase project, create one at Google Firebase Console.

Inside the project, select "Add Firebase to your Android app" (make sure to enter the right package name of your app).


2. Download google-services.json file to your computer and copy it in your project android/app folder. google-services.json


3. Depending on React Native version, check the android/app/build.gradle or android/build.gradle file and make sure that your compileSdkVersion is at least 26.

In android/build.gradle you must add classpath("com.google.gms:google-services:4.2.0") under dependencies like the following snippet:

buildScript {
    // ...
    dependencies {
        classpath("com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.4.0")
        classpath("com.google.gms:google-services:4.2.0") // <-- add this

        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files
    }
}

In android/app/build.gradle file add the following at the end of the file:

apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services' // Include at the BOTTOM of file


4. Copy your project FCM Cloud Messaging Server Key from Google Firebase Console
(See the screenshot below and make sure to use the right api key) fcmkey

5. Open NearIT web interface, select your app and navigate to “Settings > Push Settings”. Paste your project FCM Key under the “Setup Android push notifications” block. nearitsettings


WARNING: Do not follow any further FCM-specific instructions: we automatically handle all the other part of the process inside the SDK code.