Digital Measurement Android Artifactory Guide

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The Nielsen AppSDK can either be downloaded directly from the Engineering Portal, or can be integrated directly within an application through the use of a CocoaPod or Gradle.

How to install the Nielsen AppSDK using Gradle for Android

Below are the steps which need to be performed by app developers to integrate the Nielsen App SDK within an Android application.

Update grade.properties

The first step is to add the credentials received from Nielsen into your gradle.properties file, typically near the end of the file. We recommend using the version in your home folder (Global Properties). Gradle looks for gradle.properties files in this sequence:

  • gradle.properties in project root directory.
  • gradle.properties in GRADLE_USER_HOME directory.
  • system properties, e.g. when -Dgradle.user.home is set on the command line.

Properties from one file will override the properties from the previous ones (so file in gradle user home has precedence over the others, and file in sub-project has precedence over the one in project root).

Reference: https://gradle.org/docs/current/userguide/build_environment.html

machine raw.githubusercontent.com
nielsen_user=<Nielsen App SDK client>
nielsen_authCode=<Auth token>

Credentials

Obtain credentials → here ←

Add Nielsen Maven Repository

Please add the Nielsen maven repository inside the repositories section of your app's module build.gradle file like below:

android{ 
repositories {
   //Copy below code inside repository section of app’s build.gradle file
maven { url 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NielsenDigitalSDK/nielsenappsdk-android/master/'
   credentials {
      //Make sure you add nielsen_user and nielsen_passwd with respective nielsen provided
     // values to global gradle.properties file
       username = project.property("nielsen_user")
       password = project.property("nielsen_authCode")
   }
   authentication {
       basic(BasicAuthentication)
   }
}
}

}

Add gradle dependency

Please add Nielsen app SDK as compile time dependency inside build.gradle file as below

grade 4.x and above

For gradle version starting with 4.x add below line inside dependencies section of build.gradle file.

implementation 'com.nielsenappsdk:${flavour}:${version}'

grade prior to 4.x

For gradle version previous to 4.x add below line inside dependencies section of build.gradle file.

compile 'com.nielsenappsdk:${flavour}:${version}'

Version Control

Please replace ${version} with required Nielsen App SDK release version given in below table Please replace ${flavour} with one of below flavour type value

Flavour Type Description
global For Global Clients
agf For AGF Clients
vri based nielsen app sdk clients (Japan)

Below is an example for dependency

dependencies { ....
implementation 'com.nielsenappsdk:global:+'
}

Ensuring you have the latest release information

It is recommended to use the most recent version of the NielsenSDK by using the following:

dependencies { ....
implementation 'com.nielsenappsdk:global:+'
}


In addition, please add below gradle task inside your build.gradle (Module:app) or build.gradle(Project:My-app) file to fetch latest release details of nielsen app sdk as below:

Please note: The build.gradle (Module:app) can overwrite the build.gradle(Project:My-app).
task NielsenSdkReleaseCheck {
   def login_details = project.property("nielsen_user")+":"+project.property("nielsen_authCode")
   def p = ['curl', '-u',login_details ,"https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NielsenDigitalSDK/nielsenappsdk-android/master/com/nielsenappsdk/global/NielsenAppSdk-ReadMe.md"].execute().text
   project.logger.log(LogLevel.ERROR,p)
}
preBuild.dependsOn('NielsenSdkReleaseCheck')

Sync

If you are finished with all previous steps then you can sync your build.gradle and after successful build you are ready to use Nielsen App SDK library in your code.