In this tutorial, we will explain the steps to build an Android Chat App using MirrorFly SDKs. We’ll cover the basics of building an app, integration of the SDKs, enabling chat features. Also, we will explain how to connect your chat app to the MirrorFly server, to implement direct messaging functionality.

Now, let’s quickly check on the requirements to build the app:

Setup your Application

Basic Requirements for Chat App

This Kotlin tutorial was built with the below requirements,

  • Android Lollipop 5.0 (API Level 21) or above
  • Java 7 or higher
  • Gradle 4.1.0 or higher

Initial Setup for Kotlin Chat App

The initial setup to build your existing chat app using kotlin involves the below steps,

  • Get the SDK license key for your Applications
  • Installation setup
  • Integration of Chat SDK
  • Configure the server with SDK server & Data
  • Initialization of Chat SDK
  • New User Registration
  • Get connected to the Chat Server
  • Sending/Receiving of messages

Now, the first initialization process begins with installation, wherein the task of chat SDK implementation is performed at the beginning.

Let's understand this in detail.


And we’re done! This tutorial took you through the complete process of building a chat app in Kotlin, with the help of MirrorFly Chat SDKs. If you’ve found this guide simple and easy, you may also check out our other features here and experiment with them

If you'd like to get assistance with the SDK installation from our team of experts, write to us and we will get back to you. Until then, happy chat app development!

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