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Android Google Play Services Adding Play Services to your App Adding the Code Library and Permissions

Having problems setting up support libraries and Google Play

According to a document I read we can no longer import support libraries through build.gradle. I do not have the extras folder in the SDK manager.

Here is what I have in the dependencies for build.gradle (Module)

compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:23.4.0' compile 'com.android.support:support-core-utils:23.1.0' complie 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-plus:6.5.87'

Here is what I have for build.gradle(Project) allprojects { repositories { jcenter() maven { url "https://maven.google.com" } } }

This is what I have in the manifest file as per the video.

<meta-data android:name="com.google.android.gms.version" android:value="@integer/google_play_services_version"

I get the error Gradle DSL method not found?

1 Answer

Could you share the document you read? I'm curious because as far as I know, that is not true however the "compile" keyword will be deprecated and should be replaced by "implementation" in your case.

I wonder if you just copied and pasted the code you posted if so just try to replace

complie 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-plus:6.5.87'


compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-plus:6.5.87'

but I suggest you to update your files as below


buildscript {
    ext.kotlin_version = '1.2.51'
    repositories {
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.1.2'
        classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:$kotlin_version"
        classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:3.3.0'

allprojects {
    repositories {

task clean(type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir


apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android'

apply plugin: 'kotlin-android-extensions'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 27
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "you app ID"
        minSdkVersion 16
        targetSdkVersion 27
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'

        debug {
            applicationIdSuffix ".debug"
            debuggable true

dependencies {
    implementation fileTree(include: ['*.jar'], dir: 'libs')
    implementation "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-stdlib-jdk7:$kotlin_version"

    implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:27.1.1'
    implementation 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-plus:15.0.1'
    implementation 'com.android.support:support-core-utils:27.1.1'