Google Firebase Messaging Setup
In order for an app to be built and submitted to the Google Play store, Google requires that all apps have Firebase messaging set up. This allows for push notifications to be sent to the end user. Follow the steps below.
Log in to Google Firebase Console with the same credentials you use for your Google Developer Account. https://console.firebase.google.com
Step 1: You have the option of creating a new project or importing an existing Google project.
1a. Importing a Google Project
1b. Adding a New Project
If you choose to import existing google project, first make sure you are signed into that google account.
- Click on ‘Import Google Project”
- Select your Google Cloud Messaging project from the list of projects on the “Add Firebase to a Google project” dialog.
- Click on ‘Add Project’
- Name the project and select the region in the dialogue that pops up.
Step 2: Click “Add firebase to your Android app”
- Fill in package name and hit “Add app”, if you have a question on what your package name is please consult your Digital App Specialist
Step 3: Download google-services.json
Step 4: Click “Next” then “Finish”, you can skip the Gradle instructions
Step 5: Click on the gear icon near the overview in the left hand menu, and select “Project Settings”
Step 6: Go to the Cloud Messaging tab
Step 7: The “Server key” value under token is needed for your app. Please copy that and paste into a text file or email.
Step 8: Email the google-services.json, Server key and Sender ID to your Digital App Specialist