3. Initialize Beams

After you have added the required dependencies, it's time to start Pusher Beams in your project.

Import Pusher Beams

Go to the Activity or Application class where you want to use Beams and import the SDK:

import com.pusher.pushnotifications.PushNotifications;

Connect to Pusher

Add this line to connect the device to your Beams instance:

PushNotifications.start(getApplicationContext(), "YOUR_INSTANCE_ID");
Your instance ID can be found in the dashboard.

Add a device interest

Finally, add this line to subscribe to an interest so that your server can send notifications to this device.

PushNotifications.addDeviceInterest("hello");

Where Next?

Now that you have initialized Pusher Beams, why not send a notification?