Sample Notification

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The example below shows how to create a notification that can be passed to SdkConfig.Builder. We use the class to build a notification suitable for both old and new Android versions.

The notification channel, necessary for Android 8 and above, has the channel importance set to IMPORTANCE_LOW, the minimum recommended by Google for notifications used for running services.

private Notification createNotification() {
    // PendingIntent that will start your application's MainActivity
    Intent intent = new Intent(context, MainActivity.class);
    PendingIntent pendingIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(context, 0, intent, 0);
    // On Oreo and above, you must create a notification channel
    String channelId = "channel-id";
    if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.O) {
        NotificationChannel channel = new NotificationChannel(channelId, "Channel name", NotificationManager.IMPORTANCE_LOW);
        NotificationManager notificationManager = (NotificationManager) context.getSystemService(Context.NOTIFICATION_SERVICE);

    return new NotificationCompat.Builder(context, channelId)
            .setContentTitle(context.getString(R.string.app_name) + " is running")
                .setContentText("Touch to open.")

You can quickly test the notification appearance by running a fresh SDK install on an Android Oreo device. The notification will appear the first time the SDK starts automatic detections, or when you manually start a trip. More about this here.

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