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Add the Extension

First step is always to add the extension to your development environment. To do this use the tutorial located here.

AIR SDK#

This ANE currently requires at least AIR 33+. This is required in order to support versions of Android > 9.0 (API 28). We always recommend using the most recent build with AIR especially for mobile development where the OS changes rapidly.

Dependencies#

Many of our extensions use some common libraries, for example, the Android Support libraries.

We have to separate these libraries into separate extensions in order to avoid multiple versions of the libraries being included in your application and causing packaging conflicts. This means that you need to include some additional extensions in your application along with the main extension file.

You will add these extensions as you do with any other extension, and you need to ensure it is packaged with your application.

Core#

The Core extension is required by this extension. You must include this extension in your application.

This extension requires you call the init() function at some point early in your application, generally at the same time as the initialisation of this extension. If you are using other extensions that also require the Core extension, you only need to initialise it once, before initialising the other extensions.

Core.init();

The Core extension doesn't provide any functionality in itself but provides support libraries and frameworks used by our extensions. It also includes some centralised code for some common actions that can cause issues if they are implemented in each individual extension.

You can access this extension here: https://github.com/distriqt/ANE-Core.

Google Play Services#

This extension requires usage of certain aspects of the Google Play Services client library. The client library is available as a series of extensions that you add into your applications packaging options. Each separate extension provides a component(s) from the Play Services client library and are used by different extensions. These client libraries aren't packaged with this extension as they are used by multiple ANEs and separating them will avoid conflicts, allowing you to use multiple extensions in the one application.

This extension requires the following Google Play Services:

You must include the above native extensions in your application along with this extension, and you need to ensure they are packaged with your application.

You can access the Google Play Services client library extensions here: https://github.com/distriqt/ANE-GooglePlayServices.

Note: The Google Play Services and Android Support ANEs are only required on Android devices. There are no issues packaging these extensions with all platforms as there are default implementations available which will allow your code to package without errors however if you are only building an iOS application feel free to remove the Google Play Services and Android Support ANEs from your application.

Extension IDs#

The following should be added to your extensions node in your application descriptor to identify all the required ANEs in your application:

<extensions>
<extensionID>com.distriqt.GoogleTagManager</extensionID>
<extensionID>com.distriqt.Core</extensionID>
<extensionID>com.distriqt.playservices.Base</extensionID>
<extensionID>com.distriqt.playservices.Analytics</extensionID>
<extensionID>com.distriqt.playservices.TagManager</extensionID>
</extensions>

Android#

Manifest Additions#

Making requests and accessing the Google Tag API requires the some additional permissions, so these must also be declared in the manifest.

<manifest android:installLocation="auto">
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
<application>
<meta-data android:name="com.google.android.gms.version" android:value="@integer/google_play_services_version" />
</application>
</manifest>

Checking for Support#

You can use the isSupported flag to determine if this extension is supported on the current platform and device.

This allows you to react to whether the functionality is available on the device and provide an alternative solution if not.

if (GoogleTagManager.isSupported)
{
// Functionality here
}