Configuring Google Cloud Messaging Service
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a service that can be used by SAP Mobile Platform Server or any other entity to send a push notification to a specific device.
In earlier versions of the SDK, open the Android SDK Manager and click on the Obsolete checkbox and download Extras > Google Cloud Messaging for Android Library (Obsolete). Copy the following jar into the libs folder of the project.
For information about GCM, see http://developer.android.com/google/gcm/gs.html.
- Open the Google Developers Console.
- Click Create Project to create an API project.
- Enter a project name and click Create . A page displays your project ID and project number.
- Record the project number for later use as the GCM sender ID.
- Enable the GCM service.
- In the sidebar on the left, select APIs & auth.
- In the displayed list of APIs, turn the Google Cloud Messaging for Android toggle to ON.
- Obtain an API key.
- In the sidebar on the left, select APIs & auth > Credentials.
- Under Public API access, click Create new key.
- In the Create a new key dialog, click Android key.
- In the resulting configuration dialog, supply one SHA1 fingerprint and the
package name for your app, separated by a semicolon. For example,
45:B5:E4:6F:36:AD:0A:98:94:B4:02:66:2B:12:17:F2:56:26:A0:E0;com.myexample. To get the value for the SHA1 fingerprint, follow the instructions in the console help.
- Click Create.
- Record the API key for later use to perform authentication in your application server.