Parse SDK for Android


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Aug 12, 2015
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Parse Platform (parse-community)
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A library that gives you access to the powerful Parse Server backend from your Android app. For more information about Parse and its features, see the website, getting started, and blog.

Getting Started


The Parse Android SDK has the following Android API and Gradle Plugin compatibility.

SDK version Minimum API level Targeting API level Gradle Plugin
1.26 < API 16 API 29 3.6.2
2.0 >= API 16 API 30 4.2.2
2.1 >= API 21 API 31 7.0.3

Add Dependency

Add the line maven { url '' } to your settings.gradle file, inside the repositories property, for example:

dependencyResolutionManagement {
    repositories {
        maven { url '' }

Older versions of Android studio require different steps. See the following list of Android Studio versions for alternative instructions. You can find the version of your Android Studio installation by clicking on Help > About in the top menu.

Arctic Fox | 2020.3.1 or older

Add this in your root build.gradle file, not your module build.gradle file:

allprojects {
   repositories {
        maven { url "" }

Then, add the library to your project build.gradle file.

Then, add the library to your (module:app) build.gradle file, replacing with the version of the Parse Android SDK you would like to use. We commend always updating your app to use the latest release version.

ext {
   parseVersion = ""
dependencies {
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:parse:$parseVersion"
    // for Google login/signup support (optional)
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:google:$parseVersion"
    // for Facebook login/signup support (optional)
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:facebook:$parseVersion"
    // for Twitter login/signup support (optional)
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:twitter:$parseVersion"
    // for FCM Push support (optional)
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:fcm:$parseVersion"
    // for Kotlin extensions support (optional)
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:ktx:$parseVersion"
    // for Kotlin coroutines support (optional)
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:coroutines:$parseVersion"
    // for RxJava support (optional)
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:rxjava:$parseVersion"


Initialize Parse in a custom class that extends Application:

import com.parse.Parse;

public class App extends Application {
    public void onCreate() {

      Parse.initialize(new Parse.Configuration.Builder(this)
        // if desired

The custom Application class must be registered in AndroidManifest.xml:


Note that if you are testing with a server using http, you will need to add android:usesCleartextTraffic="true" to your above <application> definition, but you should only do this while testing and should use https for your final product.

See the guide for the rest of the SDK usage.


We want to make contributing to this project as easy and transparent as possible. Please refer to the Contribution Guidelines.

More Parse Android Projects

These are other official libraries we made that can help you create your Parse app.

As of April 5, 2017, Parse, LLC has transferred this code to the parse-community organization, and will no longer be contributing to or distributing this code.