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Getting Started

Before You Begin#

This SDK is stored in the private maven repo and developed for use with the Cloudike Backend. If you need access, please Contacts Us


  • Minimum API level 18 or later

  • Note! Current SDK version uses Pre-AndroidX Room and Paging library versions.


To enable library in your app, you should add a link to our private repository in the application-level Gradle file (usually app / build.gradle). Then, add a dependency for the libraries cloudikephotos and cloudikelog as shown below:

// ...repositories {      // ...     maven {        url ""        credentials {            username = "${artifactory_username}"            password = "${artifactory_password}"        }    }}
// ...dependencies {    implementation 'com.cloudike.cloudikephotos:cloudikephotos:2.9.4'    implementation "com.cloudike.cloudikelog:cloudikelog:1.2.2"}


Initialization is performed in two stages.

Stage 1. Initialize library.#

The best place for the first stage is the method Application.onCreate(). The first step is to initialize the library Logger. Optionally, you can implement initRxErrorHandler() to log errors that occur in RxJava2.

private lateinit var photoManager: PhotoManager
override fun onCreate() {    super.onCreate()    // ...
    // Initialize logger first because Photos SDK uses it    Logger.init(applicationContext)    Logger.setDebugMode(true)
    // Optionaly    // initRxErrorHandler()
    PhotoManager.initInstance(        context = applicationContext,        competitionMode = PhotoManager.CompetitionMode.INTEGRATION,        competitorPackageName = "com.cloudike.NO_COMPETITOR_APP",        enablePeriodicScans = true)
    photoManager = PhotoManager          // ...}

Lastly, initialize the photos library using the method PhotoManager.initInstance().

If you need to use the custom parametersSSL Socket Factory and Trust Manager, use the following guide.

Stage 2. Preparation for work.#

After user has logged in, it is necessary to call PhotoManager.prepareToWork() for work:

PhotoManager.prepareToWork(    baseUrl = "Base URL of the backend",    token = "Authentication token received during user login",    profileId = "User profile id",    userAgent = "User agent string"),    deviceId = "Unique device id")

Optionally: initialization of the RxJava2 error handler#

To log errors that occur in RxJava2, it is advisable to initialize the handler:

private fun initRxErrorHandler() {    RxJavaPlugins.setErrorHandler(Consumer { exception ->        var e: Throwable? = exception        if (e is UndeliverableException) {            e = e.cause        }        if (e is OnErrorNotImplementedException) {            // error received by observer that does not provide onError handler            if (e.cause != null) {                e = e.cause            }        }        if (e is IOException || e is SocketException) {            // fine, irrelevant network problem or API that throws on cancellation            Logger.main().i("RxErrorHandler", "Exception caught", e)            return@Consumer        }        if (e is InterruptedException) {            // fine, some blocking code was interrupted by a dispose call            Logger.main().i("RxErrorHandler", "Exception caught", e)            return@Consumer        }        if (e is NullPointerException                || e is IllegalArgumentException                || e is UnsupportedOperationException) {            // that's likely a bug in the application            Logger.main().e("RxErrorHandler", "Exception caught", e)            Thread.currentThread().uncaughtExceptionHandler                    .uncaughtException(Thread.currentThread(), e)            return@Consumer        }        if (e is IllegalStateException) {            Logger.main().e("RxErrorHandler", "Exception caught", e)            // that's a bug in RxJava or in a custom operator            Thread.currentThread().uncaughtExceptionHandler                   .uncaughtException(Thread.currentThread(), e)            return@Consumer        }        Logger.main().w("RxErrorHandler",                        "Undeliverable exception received, not sure what to do", e)    })}


Our SDK uses the following dependencies:

// RxJavaimplementation "io.reactivex.rxjava2:rxkotlin:2.3.0"implementation "io.reactivex.rxjava2:rxandroid:2.1.1"
// Retrofitimplementation "com.squareup.retrofit2:retrofit:2.6.4"implementation "com.squareup.retrofit2:converter-gson:2.6.4"implementation "com.squareup.retrofit2:adapter-rxjava2:2.6.4"implementation "com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:3.12.10"implementation "com.squareup.okhttp3:logging-interceptor:3.12.10"
// Roomimplementation ""implementation ""kapt ""
// Pagingimplementation "android.arch.paging:runtime:1.0.1"implementation "android.arch.paging:rxjava2:1.0.1"
// Work managerimplementation ""implementation ""
// ASDtechimplementation "com.cloudike.cloudikelog:cloudikelog:1.1.0"