Build Your First Android App

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Get started with by building a fully functional app that sends/receives messages in a group of users.

NOTE The Getting Started docs show you how to build your first app with our cloud-hosted API only.

Starter docs for building with Containers coming soon.


Before we get started with this tutorial, let’s have a quick primer on what is and what we will be building in this tutorial.

What is is a messaging platform that allows you to build apps around messaging. You can treat a message as something more than just an envelope for text with our platform.

What are we going to build?

In this tutorial, we’re going to build a simple chat app which allows private replies to specific participants in a group.

Where's the repository for this project?

You can find the complete project hosted on GitHub. Feel free to clone the repository and play around.

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