Generating App Key

To ensure the authenticity of interactions between your app and Truecaller, you need to generate an app key [ partner key ] from Truecaller developer account by adding your app name, package name and app SHA-1.

To generate a new app key for your Android app, go to the 'MANAGE APPS' section on the developer account dashboard and click on 'CREATE APP'. Select 'Android' in the App type and continue to enter your app details.

You package name corresponds to the applicationId in your app level build.gradle file.

You can get to know the SHA1 for your different app builds by following these steps :

  • Open your project in android studio

  • Click on gradle menu on the right side and expand it

  • Click on android and then signing report

You should be able to see the SHA1 fingerprint of your different build configurations [ debug /release ] in the terminal window within android studio.

Once you input your app details and create the app, you will be able to see a unique "appKey" for your app which you need to include in your project to authorise all verification requests.

Different app builds ( debug / release ) have different SHA1 fingerprints and hence would have different & unique app keys, as a single app key corresponds to a particular combination of package name and SHA1. You need to manage your debug / release builds by creating separate keys.

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