Obtaining the library¶
The Nextcloud Android library may be obtained from the following GitHub repository:
Once obtained, this code should be compiled. The GitHub repository not only contains the library, but also a sample project, sample_client, which will assist in learning how to use the library.
Add the library to a project¶
There are different methods to add an external library to a project, we will describe two.
- Add the library as a Gradle dependency via JitPack
- Add the library repo to your Android project as a Git submodule
Add the library as a Gradle dependency¶
Simply open your:
and add the dependency:
<version> refers to the exact version you would like to include in your application. This could be -SNAPSHOT for always using the latest code revision of the master branch. Alternatively you can also specifiy a version number which refers to a fixed release, e.g. 1.0.0. (compile ‘com.github.nextcloud:android-library:1.0.0’).
Add the library project to your project as a Git submodule¶
Basically get the code and compile it having it integrated via a Git submodule.
Go into your own apps directory on the command line and add the Nextcloud Android library as a submodule:
git submodule add https://github.com/nextcloud/android-library nextcloud-android-library
Import/Open your app in Android Studio and you are done. All the public classes and methods of the library will be available for your own app.