Ground for Android
Ground is a free, map-centric data collection platform for occasionally connected devices.
This is not an officially supported Google product; it is currently being developed by volunteers on a best-effort basis.
❗️We cannot accept contributions from contributors that have not signed the appropriate CLA, so please be sure to sign one before submitting your hard work!
After you have read and understood the contribution guidelines, read the following sections to learn how to fork this repository and contribute.
The following instructions describe how to fork this repository in order to contribute to the ground-android codebase.
Fork this repository, see https://help.github.com/articles/fork-a-repo/.
Clone your fork:
git clone https://github.com/<username>/ground-android.git
<username>is your github username.
Add the base repository as a remote:
git remote add upstream https://github.com/google/ground-android.git
Follow the instructions under the Initial build configuration section of this readme to set up your development environment.
After you have forked and cloned the repository, use the following steps to make and manage changes. After you have finished making changes, you can submit them to the base repository using a pull request.
Pull changes from the base repository's master branch:
git pull upstream master
Create a new branch to track your changes:
git checkout -b <branch>
<branch>is a meaningful name for the branch you'll use to track changes.
Make and test changes locally.
Add your changes to the staging area:
git add <files>
<files>are the files you changed.
git add .to add all currently modified files to the staging area.
Commit your changes:
git commit -m <message>
<message>is a meaningful, short message describing the purpose of your changes.
Pull changes from the base repository's master branch, resolve conflicts if necessary:
git pull upstream master
Push your changes to your github account:
git push -u origin <branch>
<branch>is the branch name you used in step 2.
Create a pull request to have your changes reviewed and merged into the base repository. Reference the issue your changes resolve in either the commit message for your changes or in your pull request.
❗️Any subsequent changes committed to the branch you used to open your PR are automatically included in the PR. If you've opened a PR but would like to continue to work on unrelated changes, be sure to start a new branch to track those changes.
For more information on creating pull requests, see https://help.github.com/articles/creating-a-pull-request/.
To learn more about referencing issues in your pull request or commit messages, see https://help.github.com/articles/closing-issues-using-keywords/.
Initial build configuration
Add Google Maps API Key(s)
If you do not have them, generate release and debug Google Maps API keys by following the instructions at:
google_maps_api.xml with the following contents:
<resources><string name="google_maps_key" templateMergeStrategy="preserve" translatable="false">API_KEY</string></resources>
API_KEY with your Google Maps debug API
API_KEY with your Google Maps
release API key.
Verify the SHA-1 certificate fingerprint described in the API key generation
instructions is registered with package name
To view the SHA-1 of the debug key generated by Android Studio run:
$ keytool -list -v -keystore "$HOME/.android/debug.keystore" \ -alias androiddebugkey \ -storepass android -keypass android
Set up Firebase
Create a new Firebase project at:
Save config file for Android app to gnd/google-services.json:
This includes the API key and URL for your new Firebase project.