Live-stream post in an Android app

How to create live-stream posts in an Android app

Italo Orihuela
Italo Orihuela
Aug 3, 2023

Whether you’re a content creator, a marketer, or a community manager, incorporating live stream posts into your application can significantly enhance user interaction and foster meaningful connections. In this blog, we’ll explore how you can seamlessly create and utilize live stream posts for Android using Amity, simplifying the process of integrating live streams into your applications.

By incorporating live stream posts into your platform, you can create immersive experiences, promote real-time conversations, and build a vibrant community around your content.

Before beginning, please review the previous tutorial Building an Interactive Live Streaming App for Android so you can get the details of the stream event you will be using in the creation of your post.

Creating the Live Stream

The first step is to create the live stream itself. Thanks to Amity’s user-friendly APIs, this process becomes effortless. Below is a code snippet that demonstrates how to create a live stream using Amity Video SDK:

In the above code, we utilize the <span id="greylight" class="greylight">AmityVideoClient.newStreamRepository()</span> to create a live stream with essential details like title, description, resolution, and a thumbnail. Once the live stream is successfully created, we obtain the streamId from the AmityStream object and proceed to create a live stream post.

Building the Live Stream Post

Now, let’s dive into building the live stream post. Amity provides a straightforward way to achieve this, as shown in the code snippet below:

In the code above, we use <span id="greylight" class="greylight">AmityCoreClient.newPostRepository()</span> to create a post repository and then build the live stream post using the <span id="greylight" class="greylight">AmityLiveStreamPostCreator.Builder()</span>

We set the streamId obtained from the live stream creation step and specify the target type, which can be either a user feed or a community feed. The text parameter represents the text content of the post, and you can pass in any information you want, up to a maximum length of 20,000 characters. Additionally, we add tags as arbitrary strings to categorize and query for the posts and include metaData to support custom fields, providing additional information related to the post.

Final Thoughts

Incorporating live stream posts into your application can significantly enrich user experiences and drive engagement to new heights. With Amity’s powerful Video SDK and intuitive API, the process of creating live streams and corresponding live stream posts becomes a breeze. Start leveraging the magic of live streaming today and provide your users with real-time, interactive content that keeps them coming back for more.