user6334495 user6334495 - 5 months ago 39
Android Question

File google-services.json is missing, but what services?

I'm facing issues when using one of the new Firebase features which came out a few days ago. My application has used Firebase before, but now I want to add the storage feature. Therefore I added the dependency to my gradle file:

dependencies {
compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
compile 'com.firebase:firebase-client-android:2.5.2+'
compile 'com.firebase:geofire:1.1.0+'
testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'
compile ''
compile ''
compile ''
compile '' }

Below I added:

apply plugin: ''

As I haven't used the plugin for google-services before, I am missing the google-servies.json file. As noted here I am supposed to get this file from google by specifying the services the app uses. However, I only use the Places API, while I can only specify "Sign-In", "Cloud Messaging", "Analytics", "App Invites" and "Ad Mob" here:


if you go to this link "" when already logged in, you will see a button saying "Add Firebase to your Android app". Click on it and a popup will show up. On step 2 it will give you a download link for the google-servies.json file. Follow the steps and you're done.