Plumb5 Analytics SDK for Android Devices

The document details steps required to integrate Plumb5 Analytics SDK into your application for Android devices. For any questions or queries please email us at support@plumb5.com

SDK Integration

To get up and running with Plumb5 on Android, there a couple of steps to get you there.

Android Studio:

  • Step 1 : Select File New New Module
  • Step 2 : Select " Import .JAR or .AAR Package under More Modules.
  • Step 3 : Select the plugin-release.aar by clicking on the File chooser.
  • Step 4 : Select Finish.
  • Step 5 : Right click on app folder Open Module Settings.
  • Step 6 : Select Dependency at the top right corner.
  • Step 7 : Select '+' symbol and choose 'Module Dependency' and It will list down the existing jar files.
  • Step 8 : Select plugin-release.aar

Eclipse

  • Step 1 : Add plugin-release.aar to your project's libs folder.
  • Step 2 : Right-click the JAR file and select Build Path Add to Build Path.

SDK Configuration and Permissions

Once you get the APP KEY from the Plumb5 dashboard,please add it to the manifest file as shown below.

XML

< uses-permissionandroid:name= "android.permission.INTERNET"/>

<uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />

<uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />

<uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />

<uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />

<uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />

<uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" />

<uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.SEND_SMS" />

< uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

< uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED" />

< uses-permission android:name = "com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES" />

< uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.BLUETOOTH" />

< uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN" />

< uses-permission android:name = "android.permission.CALL_PHONE" />

< uses-permission android:name = "com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE" />

 

 

Runtime permission required for ACCESS_FINE_lOCATION and ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION ,if you are using Android marshmallow and above.

Modify AndroidManifest.xml

Change application name for tracking.

android:name = "com.plugin.plumb5.P5Monitor"

//Add plumb5 Receiver.

 

<receiver android:name = "com.plugin.plumb5.P5BootCompleteReceiver">

android:exported="false"

android:permission="android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED"

<intent-filter>

<action android:name = "android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED"/>

</intent-filter>

</receiver>

Track Event

In extends Application class file

registerActivityLifecycleCallbacks(new P5LifeCycle());

Add Plumb5 Dependencies

Plumb5 Android SDK is hosted on jcenter maven repository.

Update your project's build.gradle script to include jcenter.

Groovy

buildscript {
repositories {
google()
jcenter()
}
dependencies {
classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.4.1'
classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:4.2.0'
// NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
// in the individual module build.gradle files }
}
allprojects {
repositories {
google()
jcenter()
}
}

Include Plumb5 dependencies in your app/build.gradle.

Groovy

dependencies {

implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0'

implementation 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.1.3'

testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'

androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2'

androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.0.2'

implementation 'com.google.code.gson:gson:2.8.2'

implementation 'com.android.support:design:28.0.0'

implementation 'com.android.support:cardview-v7:28.0.0'

implementation 'com.android.support:support-v4:28.0.0'

implementation 'com.google.firebase:firebase-auth:17.0.0'

implementation 'com.google.firebase:firebase-core:16.0.9'

implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-location:16.0.0'

implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-places:16.1.0'

implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-gcm:16.1.0'

}

Proguard rule

-keep public class com.google.android.gms.*{ public *; }

-dontwarn com.google.android.gms.**

Note: Client need to add google-service.json file for FCM in project/app/ path.

SDK Initialization

First Import plumb5 plugin:- import com.plugin.plumb5.P5Engine;

Initialise the SDK from the onCreate method of your Application class and start Session.

If GCM :-
P5Engine.p5Init(this, "yourAppkey","service url" ,CommunicationMode.GCM);
If FCM:-
P5Engine.p5Init(this,"yourAppkey","service url" CommunicationMode.FCM);

Example:

//Pass the APP KEY and CommunicationMode.GCM or .FCM(Currently using) to P5Engine.p5Init method to start tracking the user actions.

public class MyApplication extends Application {
@Override
public void onCreate() {
super.onCreate();
P5Engine.p5Init(getApplicationContext(),"p5m1a2i3sdk2011","serviceurl",CommunicationMode.FCM);
}
}

Or

public class MyApplication extends AppCompatActivity
{
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
{
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
P5Engine.p5Init(this,"p5m1a2i3sdk2011","serviceurl",CommunicationMode.FCM);
}
}

*this,getApplicationContext() identify corrent context of class or Activity.

The client can also add additional properties like user information.

Java

P5Engine.p5SetUserInfo( this, "test","test@gmail.com","9916193666",null);

Track Event

Event tracking lets you track user activities in your application and tie them to the corresponding engagement campaigns or to trigger an in-app notification.

For Event tracking only one method in this API P5Engine.P5Eventdata

Java

P5Engine.P5Eventdata(this, "BUTTON_CLICK", "btn-name", “value”);

Example:

P5Engine.P5Eventdata(this, "BUTTON_CLICK", "Cart", “2”)

Transaction

Transaction API allow you to pass business events to Plumb5 for analytics., user segmentation or to trigger engagements or other actions. All passed events are captured in the Event analytics screen on the dashboard.

Every event has 2 attributes, action name and key, value pairs which represent additional information about the action. Add all the additional information which you think would be useful for segmentation while creating campaigns. For eg. the following code tracks a purchase event of a product. We are including attributes like ProductId, ProductName, Quantity, TotalAmount, ProductImage, OrderId, TransStatus which describe the event we are tracking.

For Transaction only one method in the API P5Engine.P5Transdata

Java

P5Engine.P5Transdata(this, [TransData]);

this- context
[TransData]-JSONArray

Java

JSONArray jsonTransaction = new JSONArray();
try {
final JSONObject jsonItem = new JSONObject();
jsonItem.put("ProductId", 1);
jsonItem.put("ProductName", "samsung");
jsonItem.put("Quantity", 1);
jsonItem.put("TotalAmount", 200);
jsonItem.put("ProductImage", "");
jsonItem.put("OrderId", "234");
jsonItem.put("TransStatus", 0);
jsonTransaction .put(jsonItem);
} catch (JSONException ignored) {}
P5Engine.P5Transdata(this, jsonTransaction );

Static Form

If client have there own captcha form then they can add there from through this Method API.

Java

P5Engine.P5PostStaticFormData(this,FormId,[DataList]);

this- context
FormId- captcha form Id.
[DataList]- JSONArray

Java

JSONArray DataList =new JSONArray();
DataList.put("sunny");
DataList.put("sunny@gmail.com");
DataList.put("991619345");
DataList.put("Male");
DataList.put("Bangalore");
DataList.put("Ready to buy"); }
P5Engine.P5PostStaticFormData(this, FormId, DataList);

Engagement / Push

WebEngage SDK supports both FCM or GCM for push messaging. To use FCM follow our Firebase Cloud Messaging Integration guide. Otherwise, follow our Google Cloud Messaging Integration guide.

Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) integration

  • Add Firebase to your project
  • Follow the official Firebase instruction on how to add Firebase to your existing project.

  • Add FCM dependency to your build.gradle file.
  • Update Plumb5 dependency in your project's top level project/build.gradle file

Groovy

classpath'com.google.gms:google-services:3.1.0'

Include Plumb5 dependencies in your app/build.gradle.

Groovy

compile'com.google.firebase:firebase-auth:11.8.0'

compile'com.google.firebase:firebase-core:11.8.0'

compile'com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:11.8.0'

apply plugin:'com.google.gms.google-services'

dependency com.google.gms:google-services is doc file which have information about firebase project_number,project_id, package_name of your application. Which you have created at the time of project creation from firebase. And that doc file you have to add in your app build file.

3. Add P5FireBaseManager and P5FireBasePushNotificationService inside application tag of your AndroidManifest.xml as shown below

XML

<service
android:name="com.plugin.plumb5.P5FireBaseManager"
android:exported="true">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="com.google.firebase.INSTANCE_ID_EVENT" />
</intent-filter>
</service>
<service
android:name="com.plugin.plumb5.P5FireBasePushNotificationService"
android:exported="true" >
<intent-filter>
< action android:name="com.google.firebase.MESSAGING_EVENT" />
</intent-filter>
</service>

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