Skill Level: Advanced

The proGuard rules are necessary for proper function of Acoustic Mobile App Messaging SDK. Use the proguard-rules.pro file provided with the SDK ‘as is’ or incorporate its content into your existing rules file.


Ensure that you add the proguard-rules.pro file from the Acoustic Mobile App Messaging SDK into the same folder as the app’s build.gradle file. If you already use a ProGuard rules file in your app, incorporate the rules file from the Acoustic Mobile App Messaging SDK into the existing rules file. 




  1. Edit the build.gradle file (application level).

    Set the minifyEnabled parameter to true. If you want to use ProGuard for testing, set the minifyEnabled parameter to true under ‘debug’.

    buildTypes {
    release {
    minifyEnabled true
    proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
    debug {
    minifyEnabled true
    proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'

  2. Edit the ProGuard configuration file in your Android project.

    Add or update the following code in the ProGuard configuration file.

    # Add project specific ProGuard rules here.
    # By default, the flags in this file are appended to flags specified
    # in D:/androidSDK/adt-bundle-windows-x86_64/sdk/tools/proguard/proguard-android.txt
    # You can edit the include path and order by changing the proguardFiles
    # directive in build.gradle.
    # For more details, see
    # http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/proguard.html

    # Add any project specific keep options here:

    # If your project uses WebView with JS, uncomment the following
    # and specify the fully qualified class name to the JavaScript interface
    # class:
    #-keepclassmembers class fqcn.of.javascript.interface.for.webview {
    # public *;

    -keep class * extends java.util.ListResourceBundle {
    protected Object[][] getContents();

    -keep public class com.google.android.gms.common.internal.safeparcel.SafeParcelable {
    public static final *** NULL;

    -keepnames @com.google.android.gms.common.annotation.KeepName class *
    -keepclassmembernames class * {
    @com.google.android.gms.common.annotation.KeepName *;

    -keepnames class * implements android.os.Parcelable {
    public static final ** CREATOR;

    -repackageclasses ''
    -optimizations !code/simplification/arithmetic
    -keepattributes *Annotation*
    -keepattributes InnerClasses

    -keep public class * extends android.content.BroadcastReceiver {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class * extends co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.wi.WakefulIntentService {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class * extends android.app.IntentService {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class * extends android.app.Service {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.api.** {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.events.** {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.notification.NotificationsUtility {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.notification.NotificationsUtility$* {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.Preferences {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class com.amazon.device.messaging.ADM {public *; protected *;}

    -keep public class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.adm.AdmDeliveryChannel {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.gcm.GcmDeliveryChannel {public *; protected *;}
    -keep public class com.google.android.gms.common.GooglePlayServicesUtil {public *; protected *;}

    -keep public class * extends android.content.ContentProvider
    -keep public class * extends co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.api.notification.MceNotificationAction

    # added nov 17
    -dontwarn rx.internal.util.unsafe.**
    -keep class co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.** { *; }
    -dontwarn co.acoustic.mobile.push.sdk.**
    -keep public class com.google.android.gms.** { *; }
    -dontwarn com.google.android.gms.**
    -dontwarn javax.**
    -keepnames public class * extends io.realm.RealmObject
    -keep class io.realm.** { *; }
    -dontwarn io.realm.**
    -keeppackagenames com.android.providers.contacts.**



  3. Clean and build the Android app.

    Check the output for the Gradle Console to determine that ProGuard ran successfully. You can search for the following:


    Also, check the log to ensure that there are no errors.

Expected outcome

After following these instructions, you can use the Acoustic Mobile App Messaging SDK with Android applications that use ProGuard.

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