I created a tutorial for the firebase integration. You need this for Push notifications.
Tutorial for Firebase integration
1. Account creation
Create yourself an account at Firebase
2. Go to the console
Click on the respective link in the upper right corner of Firebase or go here
3. Create new project
Just choose a name and leave everything on default.
4. Add Application
Click on "“Add Android Application to start” or similar. Put the following as package name:
Custom package name
If you already changed your package name, put the respective name.
In that case make sure that you changed all the middle names in the code’s file structure. The package right now has a file structure like org/nearbyshops/enduserappnew/CODE
Yours should look like XYZ/PACKAGENAME/enduserappnew/CODE,
where PACKAGENAME.XYZ is supposed to be your domain name but it doesn’t have to be that way necessarily. It can be anything, the domain is recommended though, also in order to avoid confusion.
5. OPTIONAL Add SHA
Look up the following link to create a SHA-1:
6. Add JSON to code
Download the google-services.json, copy the code and just replace the whole code in your Android project in Nearby-Shops-Android-app/app/google-services.json
7. Skip step 3 of the application configuration
Sumeet already configured all of this
8. Wait for recognization
Clean project, build and start your app.
Then wait for Firebase to recognize your app.
9. Add database
Click on the database tab at the Firebase console, create a new database.
Copy the link and put it into your api_config.properties at database_url
10. Add Admin SDK
Go to your settings in Firebase(icon on the top of sideboard). Go to Service Accounts.
Then click on “Generate new private key”
Copy the key and paste it into firebase_admin_sdk_key.json in your container. (Same directory as the api_config.properties file
11. Test notifications
There are not many notifications included at this moment. But your Shop Owner should get one when an order is placed for his shop.