The latest version of the Teak Android SDK is always available at:


Required dependancies
  • org.greenrobot:eventbus:3.3.1





  • androidx.core:core:1.0.+


Optional dependancies

Auto-Initialize Teak

Teak can take advantage of Firebase’s initialization of ContentProviders to auto-initialize. This is the easiest way to integrate Teak with your Android target.

All you need to do is add this to the main activity in your AndroidManifest.xml
<meta-data android:name="io.teak.sdk.initialize" android:value="true"/>
This should work just fine for most games. You can go right to Edit Teak XML

Otherwise Add Teak to your Main Activity

If you don’t want to use auto-initialization then you need to add the Teak initialization calls into your custom activity.

Import Teak into your main activity

import io.teak.sdk.Teak;

Call Teak.onCreate

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    // ... etc
Always call Teak.onCreate(Activity) before the call to super.onCreate.

Call setIntent()

protected void onNewIntent(Intent intent) {
  setIntent(intent); // << Add this line

What This Does

This lets Teak hook into the Android app lifecycle and configure itself, listen for Facebook logins, billing events, and begin sending information to the Teak Service.

Testing It

Run your game on an Android device, and look at the Android debug log output.

You Should See

  "event_data": {
  "sdk_version": {

And many other Teak log entries.

If You Don’t See Teak debug log messages, check to make sure your game is being built in debug mode.

If You See

java.lang.RuntimeException: Failed to find R.string.io_teak_api_key

It means that the res/values/teak.xml file was not found. See below…​

Edit Teak XML

If your build environment needs to provide the file itself, this is what it should look like

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <string name="io_teak_app_id">YOUR_TEAK_APP_ID</string>
  <string name="io_teak_api_key">YOUR_TEAK_API_KEY</string>

Replace YOUR_TEAK_APP_ID, and YOUR_TEAK_API_KEY with your game’s values.

Your Teak App Id and API Key can be found in the Settings for your app on the Teak dashboard.

What This Does

This provides Teak with the credentials needed to send information to the Teak Service.

Set Notification Icons for your Game

To specify the icon displayed in the system tray, and at the top of the notification, specify these resources.

You will need two versions of this file. One located in values and the other located in values-v21
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <!-- The tint-color for your silouette icon, format is: 0xAARRGGBB -->
  <integer name="io_teak_notification_accent_color">0xfff15a29</integer>

  <!-- Icons should be white and transparent, and processed with Android Asset Studio -->
  <drawable name="io_teak_small_notification_icon">@drawable/YOUR_ICON_FILE_NAME</drawable>

The file in values should point to a full-color icon, for devices running less than Android 5, and the file in values-v21 should point to a white and transparent PNG for Android 5 and above.

To make sure that your white and transparent PNG shows up properly, see Notification Icons.

Setting Up Deep Linking

Add the following to the <activity> section of your Android manifest:

<intent-filter android:autoVerify="true">
  <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
  <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
  <category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
  <data android:scheme="http" android:host="" />
  <data android:scheme="https" android:host="" />
  <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
  <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
  <category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
  <data android:scheme="teakYOUR_TEAK_APP_ID" android:host="*" />
Replace YOUR_TEAK_APP_ID with your Teak App Id and YOUR_SHORTLINK_DOMAIN with your Teak ShortLink Domain.

Your Teak App Id and Teak Shortlink Domain can be found in the Settings for your app on the Teak dashboard.

What This Does

This tells Android to look for deep link URLs created by Teak.

Subscribing to Events

Teak uses EventBus to send events to your game.



A notification has been received.


A reward claim has happened.


The app was launched from a URL created on the Teak dashboard.


Data about the user has become available, or has been updated.

Subscribing to an event
public void onNotification(Teak.NotificationEvent event) {
  if (event.isForeground) {
    // A notification was received while the game was in the foreground
  } else {
    // The game was launched via this notification