In-app community in an Android app

How to create in-app communities in Android apps

Italo Orihuela
Italo Orihuela
Aug 19, 2023

Creating a private community on Android is a breeze with Amity Social Cloud SDK. This robust tool empowers developers to build and tailor their own communities, packed with a plethora of features and settings. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of creating a private community using the Amity Social Cloud SDK. We will delve into everything from setting the display name and description to configuring post settings and adding custom fields.


Before we dive in, ensure you have the following:

- Android Studio installed on your system;

- An existing Android project;

- Amity SDK integrated into your project.

Initialization and Authentication

Before you can start using the Amity Social Cloud SDK, you need to initialize it. Here’s how you can do it in Android:

After initializing the SDK, you need to authenticate your user. Here’s a simple way to do it:

Step 1: Import the Necessary Libraries

First off, we need to import the necessary libraries. In this case, we will need the `AmityCommunityRepository` and `AmityCommunityPostSettings` from the Amity Social Cloud SDK.

Step 2: Create a Function to Create a Private Community

Next, we will create a function that will handle the creation of our private community. This function will take an instance of `AmityCommunityRepository` as a parameter.

Step 3: Set the Community Parameters

Inside our function, we will use the `createCommunity` method of the `AmityCommunityRepository` instance to set the parameters for our community. We will set the display name, description, privacy settings, post settings, and any additional metadata. Here we will specify “isPublic” as false in order to make the community private.

Step 4: Build and Create the Community

After setting the parameters, we will call the `build` and `create` methods to create the community. We will also add `doOnSuccess` and `doOnError` blocks to handle the result of the community creation.

The complete code snippet looks like this:

Final Thoughts

And there you have it! You have now created a private community on Android using the Amity Social Cloud SDK. This robust tool allows you to customize your community to fit your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re creating a community for a small group of friends or a large organization, the Amity SDK has got you covered. Keep exploring and keep creating with Amity!