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Android Using Parse.com as the Backend for an Android App

error when renaming project

i was having a lot of trouble importing gradle into an existing project, so I attempted to use the parse-starter-project and just rename it, but when I tried to rename it 'Alerta', it changed the name of the root directory to "Alerta-Alerta". How can I make it just Alerta?

1 Answer

Hi, To import parse into an existing project follow the instructions below. If you are sure you did everything correctly please share your error.

Add these to your build.gradle(Module:app)

dependecies {
    ...
    compile 'com.parse.bolts:bolts-android:1.3.0'
    compile 'com.parse:parse-android:1.12.0'
}

Copy these to AndroidManifest.xml just before the application tag

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

Create a java class, name it whatever you want. It must extend Application class

Your onCreate method should contain the following codes.

public class MyParseApplicationClass extends Application // <-- extend Application
{
    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();

        // Enable Local Datastore.
        Parse.enableLocalDatastore(this);

        // Add your initialization code here
        Parse.initialize(this);

        ParseACL defaultACL = new ParseACL();
        // Optionally enable public read access.
        // defaultACL.setPublicReadAccess(true);
        ParseACL.setDefaultACL(defaultACL, true);
    }
}

In line 6, write the name of your application class.

To add your metadata to AndroidManifest.xml,

In line 10, paste your application id between " ".

In line 13, paste your client key. You can get your application id and client key from Parse Quickstart guide after log in.

https://parse.com/apps/quickstart#parse_data/mobile/android/native/existing

    <application
        android:allowBackup="true"
        android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name"
        android:supportsRtl="true"
        android:name=".MyParseApplicationClass" -- Line 6 --
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
        <meta-data
            android:name="com.parse.APPLICATION_ID" -- Don't change this --
            android:value="YOUR_APPLICATION_ID"/> <!-- Line 10 -->
        <meta-data
            android:name="com.parse.CLIENT_KEY" -- Don't change this either --
            android:value="YOUR_CLIENT_KEY"/> <!-- Line 13 -->

it works. thank you very muchly.