First step is always to add the extension to your development environment. To do this use the tutorial located here.
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.
The Core ANE is required by this ANE. You must include and package this extension in your application.
The Core ANE 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.
The Android Support libraries encompass the Android Support, Android X and common Google libraries.
These libraries are specific to Android. There are no issues including these on all platforms, they are just required for Android.
This extension requires the following extensions:
You can access these extensions here: https://github.com/distriqt/ANE-AndroidSupport.
Note: if you have been using the older
com.distriqt.androidsupport.*(Android Support) extensions you should remove these extensions and replace it with the
androidxextensions listed above. This is the new version of the android support libraries and moving forward all our extensions will require AndroidX.
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.
The following should be added to your
extensions node in your application descriptor to identify all the required ANEs in your application:
You need to make sure you add the
android.permission.INTERNET permission and the
com.google.android.gms.version tags to your manifest additions as below:
This ANE has been updated for iOS 14 and requires a minimum of the iOS 14 SDK to be linked with your application in order to have access to the iOS 14 app tracking transparency features.
Make sure you provide a valid iOS 14+ SDK when packagaging. Currently you do this by packaging with the iOS SDK, see here for more.
You must specify the usage descriptions for authorisation dialog by adding the following string to your InfoAdditions:
You can customise the value of this string as you require for your application.
This should be added to the Info Additions node :
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.