OneSignal Help & Documentation

Welcome to the OneSignal New IA developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with OneSignal New IA as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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Android SDK Setup

OneSignal Android SDK Setup Guide. Also for Amazon apps using Android Studio.

For Developers

Required For Setup

1. Gradle Setup

1.1 Open your app/build.gradle (Module: app) file, add the following to the top.

plugins {
    id 'com.onesignal.androidsdk.onesignal-gradle-plugin' version '0.8.0'
apply plugin: 'com.onesignal.androidsdk.onesignal-gradle-plugin'

repositories {
    maven { url '' }

1.2 Add the following to your dependencies section.

dependencies {
    compile 'com.onesignal:OneSignal:[3.6.5, 3.99.99]'

1.3 Add the following in your android > defaultConfig section.

  • Update PUT YOUR ONESIGNAL APP ID HERE with your OneSignal app id
android {
   defaultConfig {
      manifestPlaceholders = [onesignal_app_id: "PUT YOUR ONESIGNAL APP ID HERE",
                              // Project number pulled from dashboard, local value is ignored.
                              onesignal_google_project_number: "REMOTE"]

Automatic Dependencies

See the OneSignal Dependencies section for more details.

2. Add Required Code

2.1 Add the following to the onCreate method in your Application class.

import com.onesignal.OneSignal;

public class YourAppClass extends Application {
   public void onCreate() {
      // Call syncHashedEmail anywhere in your app if you have the user's email.
      // This improves the effectiveness of OneSignal's "best-time" notification scheduling feature.
      // OneSignal.syncHashedEmail(userEmail);

Don't have a class that extends Application in your project?
Follow this tutorial to create one.

3. Create a default notification icon

3.1 Starting with Android Lollipop 5.0 a small notification icon is required for the icon to be visible in the status bar. Follow the Customize Notification Icons instructions to create a small notification icon.


If run into any issues please see our Android troubleshooting guide, or our general Troubleshooting section.

You're Done!

Next up: Send your first push notification via the OneSignal Dashboard

Notification Features

To configure notifications features, go to Features Setup.

Notification Handlers

NotificationOpenedHandler - This will be called when a notification is tapped on.
See our setNotificationOpenedHandler documentation to add one.

NotificationReceivedHandler - This will be called when a notification is received.
See our setNotificationReceivedHandler documentation to add one.

NotificationExtenderService - This service can be setup to receive notifications no matter if your app is running or not. It can be used override how notifications are shown in the notification shade or to process data silently without showing a notification. See the Background Data and Notification Overriding section to set this up.

Android SDK Setup

OneSignal Android SDK Setup Guide. Also for Amazon apps using Android Studio.

For Developers