Simple annotation-based API to handle runtime permissions.
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PermissionsDispatcher provides a simple annotation-based API to handle runtime permissions.

This library lifts the burden that comes with writing a bunch of check statements whether a permission has been granted or not from you, in order to keep your code clean and safe.


  • If you're using Kotlin check Kotlin ver first of all.

Here's a minimum example, in which you register a MainActivity which requires Manifest.permission.CAMERA.

0. Prepare AndroidManifest

Add the following line to AndroidManifest.xml:

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

1. Attach annotations

PermissionsDispatcher introduces only a few annotations, keeping its general API concise:

NOTE: Annotated methods must not be private.

Annotation Required Description
@RuntimePermissions Register an Activity or Fragment(we support both) to handle permissions
@NeedsPermission Annotate a method which performs the action that requires one or more permissions
@OnShowRationale Annotate a method which explains why the permission/s is/are needed. It passes in a PermissionRequest object which can be used to continue or abort the current permission request upon user input
@OnPermissionDenied Annotate a method which is invoked if the user doesn't grant the permissions
@OnNeverAskAgain Annotate a method which is invoked if the user chose to have the device "never ask again" about a permission
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    void showCamera() {
                .replace(, CameraPreviewFragment.newInstance())

    void showRationaleForCamera(final PermissionRequest request) {
        new AlertDialog.Builder(this)
            .setPositiveButton(R.string.button_allow, (dialog, button) -> request.proceed())
            .setNegativeButton(R.string.button_deny, (dialog, button) -> request.cancel())

    void showDeniedForCamera() {
        Toast.makeText(this, R.string.permission_camera_denied, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

    void showNeverAskForCamera() {
        Toast.makeText(this, R.string.permission_camera_neverask, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

2. Delegate to generated class

Upon compilation, PermissionsDispatcher generates a class for MainActivityPermissionsDispatcher([Activity Name] + PermissionsDispatcher), which you can use to safely access these permission-protected methods.

The only step you have to do is delegating the work to this helper class:

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    findViewById( -> {
      // NOTE: delegate the permission handling to generated method

public void onRequestPermissionsResult(int requestCode, @NonNull String[] permissions, @NonNull int[] grantResults) {
    super.onRequestPermissionsResult(requestCode, permissions, grantResults);
    // NOTE: delegate the permission handling to generated method
    MainActivityPermissionsDispatcher.onRequestPermissionsResult(this, requestCode, grantResults);

Check out the sample for more details.

Other features

Known issues

If you're in trouble check known issues list before filing an issue.


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To add PermissionsDispatcher to your project, include the following in your app module build.gradle file:

${latest.version} is Download

dependencies {
  implementation "com.github.hotchemi:permissionsdispatcher:${latest.version}"
  annotationProcessor "com.github.hotchemi:permissionsdispatcher-processor:${latest.version}"

Snapshots of the development version are available in JFrog's snapshots repository. Add the repo below to download SNAPSHOT releases.

repositories {
  maven { url '' }


  • If you include dependencies in your project, it is important to review the order of the repositories available to your app module
    • Because of the library's artifact ID, Jitpack might be tempted to resolve the dependency on its own, which could lead to an error during Gradle's configuration time
  • If you're going to bump up the major version number we recommend to refer to migration guide


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