Android SDK integration for developers

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SDK Version: 5.3.0 (Release Notes)

 Important!

Effective March 1, 2020, AppsFlyer is deprecating legacy SDK versions. To learn about which versions are deprecated, how it affects you, and how to update to the latest SDK version, click here.

1. Overview

AppsFlyer Android SDK provides app installation and event recording functionality as part of AppsFlyer's complete attribution solution. The SDK is market-proven, secure, lightweight, and simple to embed.

With the embedded SDK you can record installs, sessions and additional in-app events (e.g. in-app purchases, game levels, etc.) to evaluate user engagement levels and even ROI!

1.1 SDK integration - what you need to do

Tab Purpose After completing

SDK integration (Mandatory)

Adding and configuring the SDK
  • A new organic install in your app's dashboard.
  • A new non-organic install in your app's dashboard.

Core APIs (Recommended)

Measure in-app events, revenue, perform deep linking, and gather conversion data
  • In-app events and revenue appear on your dashboard.
  • You are able to perform deep linking.

Additional APIs
(Recommended)

Implementation and usage of optional APIs

We recommend checking this list, as some optional APIs may be vital for your business plan, e.g. uninstall measurement or referrals attribution.

  • You are able to measure uninstalls, referrals, and user engagement with push notifications.

API reference

Quick reference of the SDK APIs for developers

 

1.2 SDK compatibility with Android platforms

  • Android OS version 4.0 and above
  • Non-mobile Android-based platforms such as Smart TVs, including Amazon's Fire TV
  • Out-of store markets for Android apps, e.g. Amazon, Baidu
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  • Hi there!

    AppsFlyer Android SDK version 5.2.0 has been released.
    Why should you update to it?

    Besides maintenance and bug fixes the new version introduces the following features :
    * Allow initialization of SDK in any activity
    * Extended security, logging, and debugging capabilities

    If you use these features or haven't updated the SDK in a while, we recommend doing so.

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  • Hello there!

    AppsFlyer Android SDK version 5.3.0 has been released!

    In addition to regular maintenance and bug fixes, the following features have been introduced:
    * Direct deep linking attribution data can be accessed at any time
    * Additional parameters are available for cross-promotion impressions

    If you need these features or haven't updated the SDK in a while, we recommend doing so.

    Thanks!

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