Getting Started
Get up and running with Pushlink in 6 small steps
Pushlink is currently working for all Android versions. Tested up to the Android 11.

Visit https://www.pushlink.com/signup.xhtml and create your free account.
You'll be redirected to the dashboard. Copy your API key from the navigation bar.

//project/build.gradle
allprojects {
repositories {
google()
jcenter()
maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
}
}
//project/app/build.gradle
dependencies {
implementation 'com.pushlink:pushlink-android:5.5.3'
}

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>jitpack.io</id>
<url>https://jitpack.io</url>
</repository>
</repositories>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.pushlink</groupId>
<artifactId>pushlink-android</artifactId>
<version>5.5.3</version>
</dependency>

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES" />
<application android:name=".PushlinkSetup" ... >
<uses-library android:name="org.apache.http.legacy" android:required="false"/>
<provider
android:name="com.pushlink.android.FileProvider"
android:authorities="your.package.name" <--- change it ---
android:exported="true" />
</application>
The use of org.apache.http.legacy is required in Android 9 (API 28) or higher

public class PushlinkSetup extends android.app.Application {
@Override
public void onCreate() {
super.onCreate();
String yourDeviceID = Settings.Secure.getString(getContentResolver(), Settings.Secure.ANDROID_ID);
PushLink.start(this, R.mipmap.ic_launcher, "yourApiKey", yourDeviceID);
//you can use R.drawable.icon for older sdks
}
}
Avoiding headaches
Don't call the start method inside an ordinary Activity. Call this as higher as possible inside the class that extends android.app.Application exactly as shown above. This is the right place to call things that must survive for the whole application lifetime. Also, this is going to be called again if your application was restarted by the android system or anything else.
It's up to you to identify the device
Make sure you've read the Android Device ID Guide.

You can find the Upload Apk button in the menu bar at the Pushlink dashboard.
Don't forget or your installation will fail:
1 - Don't forget to upload to Pushlink a full signed release APK. It's a common mistake uploading development/debug APKs. Also, remember to checkV2 (Full APK Signature)in the Android Studio release wizard (Android 11 requirement).
2 - Don't forget to increment theandroid:versionCode
3 - Don't forget to adapt your app to the newer Android versions.

First installation options:

This use to be performed by a tech person before sending the device to the field.
curl -o yourApp.apk 'https://www.pushlink.com/download?package=some.package.name&api_key=yourApiKey'
adb install yourApp.apk
You can also generate a hashed download link in the dashboard to hide your credentials.

Download the APK from QRCode and install it.

That's it. Now, every time you upload a new apk version to Pushlink and make that the current version, all the devices using your application will receive and apply the update.
Take a look at the whole docs to get an idea of how Pushlink can help you with.
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On this page
1 Create an Account to obtain an API Key
2 Import Pushlink in your Android Project
Option #1: Gradle
Option #2: Maven
Option #3: Download JAR File
3 Set up permissions in your AndroidManifest.xml
4 Call PushLink.start() in the Main UI Thread
5 Build the APK and upload it to Pushlink
6 Enroll your devices (Just install & run)
Option #1: From the terminal
Option #2: From the device itself
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