Overview: Build an Android app

You can learn all about what an Application on HAT is in Application management guide

In order to build an Android app that uses HAT APIs you first need to install the HAT API Android library from github. To do so you can either manually download the library and add it to your project or you can use maven.


  • Android studio 3.2
  • Kotlin 1.3
  • In this guide there is no mention about how to set up the UI, so you have to be able to design a basic UI in order to make everything work

Install manually

In order to manually install the library you have to download the repo from github and add it to your project via drag n drop.

Install via Gradle

Step 1

In the top level gradle file , add the jitpack repository link

allprojects {
  repositories {
    maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }

Step 2

In your app level gradle file , implement the library dependency

implementation 'com.hubofallthings.android.hatApi:hat:<latest-version>'

Step 3

Now you have to sync the project to download the library.

Step 4

Add internet permission into the AndroidManifest

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

Using the library

HAT-API-Android provides features that make your app to be able to authenticate with the HAT, read/write to the HAT, fetch and setup Data Plugs and Applications, fetch Data debits and use advanced features like Combinators and Bundles.

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