SDK Manual Integration

We highly recommend using the automatic buddybuild SDK integration right from the buddybuild dashboard.

However, if you wish to install the buddybuild SDK manually, follow the steps on this page.

As of July 2016, the method count of the SDK is 1,175.

Step 1: Add plugins to build.gradle

In order to pull in the plugins needed to build the app with the SDK, add the following line to your build.gradle file:

repositories {

    maven {
        url ''

dependencies {
    compile 'com.buddybuild:sdk:0.0.84@aar'
    compile 'com.squareup:seismic:1.0.2'
    compile 'com.faendir:acra:4.10.0'


Two things to note here:

  1. You can put the "repositories" section in the base build.gradle file, but you need to put it under the "allprojects" section.

  2. Note the "aar" at the end of "com.buddybuild:sdk:0.0.59"

Step 2: Add Permissions to AndroidManifest.xml

The following permissions allow the SDK to send feedback, as well as to collect adb log in case of app crash:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_LOGS"/>

Step 3: setup SDK on Application.onCreate()

One last thing to do is to start up the SDK upon app start. All you need to do is to add BuddyBuild.setup(this) to your Application class.


This will not work properly when added to the main activity class instead.


import com.buddybuild.sdk.BuddyBuild;

public class MainApplication extends Application {
    public void onCreate() {


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