Flutter Quick Start Guide

Learn how to quickly get started with your Flutter Integration.


The following section shows how to install, set up, and test your Flutter application.


To add the CleverTap Flutter SDK to your project, edit your project's pubspec.yaml file:

    clevertap_plugin: 2.0.0

Run flutter packages get to install the SDK.

Now, in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:clevertap_plugin/clevertap_plugin.dart';

Android Integration

Add CleverTap Credentials

To associate your Android app with your CleverTap account, you must add your CleverTap credentials to the application's AndroidManifest.xml file. Follow the steps to add CleverTap credentials:

Add your CleverTap Account ID and Token to your AndroidManifest.xml within the tags.

    android:value="Your CleverTap Account ID"/>
    android:value="Your CleverTap Account Token"/>
<!-- IMPORTANT: To force use Google AD ID to uniquely identify  users, use the following meta tag. GDPR mandates that if you are using this tag, there is prominent disclousure to your end customer in their application. Read more about GDPR here - https://clevertap.com/blog/in-preparation-of-gdpr-compliance/ -->


Credentials and Access

The CleverTap Account ID and CleverTap Token are available as Project ID and Project Token respectively on the CleverTap dashboard. Member and Creator roles in the project don't have access to view the Passcode and Project Token of the account on the dashboard.

Add Android Region Code

Refer to the following table to identify the region for your account:


Region Code for CleverTap Essentials

By default, the region code applicable for CleverTap Essentials plan is EU.

To enable the CleverTap region, add the following snippet in your AndroidManifest.xml file between the <application></application> tags:

No action needed.

For more information on adding region codes for OS, channels, and APIs, refer to Region Codes.

Enable Tracking by Adding Permissions

Add the snippet below in the AndroidManifest.xml file so the CleverTap SDK can access the internet.

<!-- Required to allow the app to send events and user profile information -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
<!-- Recommended so that CleverTap knows when to attempt a network call -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>

Add Dependencies

  1. Add the following to your dependencies section in project/build.gradle:
dependencies {
            classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.2.1'
            classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:4.3.3' //<--- Mandatory for using Firebase Messaging, skip if not using FCM
  1. Add the following to your dependencies section in app/build.gradle:
implementation 'com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:21.0.0'
implementation 'androidx.core:core:1.3.0'
implementation 'androidx.fragment:fragment:1.3.6'
//MANDATORY for App Inbox
implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.3.1'
implementation 'androidx.recyclerview:recyclerview:1.2.1'
implementation 'androidx.viewpager:viewpager:1.0.0'
implementation 'com.google.android.material:material:1.4.0'
implementation 'com.github.bumptech.glide:glide:4.12.0'
//For CleverTap Android SDK v3.6.4 and above add the following -
implementation 'com.android.installreferrer:installreferrer:2.2'
//Optional ExoPlayer Libraries for Audio/Video Inbox Messages. Audio/Video messages will be dropped without these dependencies
implementation 'com.google.android.exoplayer:exoplayer:2.15.1'
implementation 'com.google.android.exoplayer:exoplayer-hls:2.15.1'
implementation 'com.google.android.exoplayer:exoplayer-ui:2.15.1'
  1. At the end of the app/build.gradle file, add the following:
apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services' //skip if not using FCM

Setup Android's Application class

In your app's Android Application class, add the following code:

public class MyApplication extends FlutterApplication {
        public void onCreate() {
            ActivityLifecycleCallback.register(this); //<--- Must call this before super.onCreate()
class MyApplication : FlutterApplication() {
    override fun onCreate() {
        ActivityLifecycleCallback.register(this)//<--- Add this before super.onCreate()

If you do not have an Application class, add this to your AndroidManifest.xml file:


iOS integration

Add CleverTap Credentials

To link your iOS app with your CleverTap account, add your CleverTap credentials to your application's Info.plist file.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Info.plist file in your project navigator.

Information Property List in Info.plist File

  1. Create a key called CleverTapAccountID with the type string.
  2. Create a key called CleverTapToken with the type string.
  3. Insert the account ID and account token values from your CleverTap account. These values are available on the Settings page on the CleverTap dashboard.

Add iOS Region Code

Refer to the following table to identify the region for your account:


Region Code for CleverTap Essentials

By default, the region code applicable for CleverTap Essentials plan is EU.

To enable the CleverTap region, add a new key CleverTapRegion under the Information Property List with the type string in your applications’ Info.plist file.


Add CleverTapRegion Key

Refer the following table for CleverTapRegion key values:

United States (U.S)us1
Middle East (UAE)mec1
Europe (default region)You can skip adding the CleverTapRegion key.

Initialize CleverTap SDK

  1. Initialize CleverTap SDK by adding the following code snippet to import the CleverTap header in your AppDelegate file:
#import "CleverTap.h"
 #import "CleverTapPlugin.h"
import CleverTapSDK
import clevertap_plugin
  1. In your didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: method, notify the CleverTap Flutter SDK of application launch:
[CleverTap autoIntegrate]; // integrate CleverTap SDK using the autoIntegrate option
[[CleverTapPlugin sharedInstance] applicationDidLaunchWithOptions:launchOptions];
CleverTap.autoIntegrate() // integrate CleverTap SDK using the autoIntegrate option
CleverTapPlugin.sharedInstance()?.applicationDidLaunch(options: launchOptions)



If you want to handle the clicks on the iOS Push notifications manually, remove the [CleverTap autoIntegrate]; line from your integration.

Web Integration

Initialize Flutter Web SDK

  1. Add the below script in the index.html file.
    <script src="./assets/packages/clevertap_plugin/assets/clevertap.js"></script>
  2. Initialize CleverTap Flutter Web SDK using the CleverTapPlugin.init method:

Following are the parameter details:

  • CLEVERTAP_ACCOUNT_ID (Mandatory): Obtain this value from the Projects page on the CleverTap dashboard.
  • CLEVERTAP_REGION (Optional): This should match the region of the CleverTap dashboard. Possible values include in1, us1, sg1, aps3 and mec1.
  • CLEVERTAP_TARGET_DOMAIN (Optional): The domain of the proxy server.

Run Your Application

Run your flutter application and navigate to your CleverTap dashboard. If you integrate the CleverTap SDK successfully, you see a new active user on the dashboard.


View Active User on the Dashboard

Flutter Integration

Track User Profiles

A user profile is automatically created in CleverTap for each user launching your application.

Initially, the user profile starts out as anonymous which means the profile does not contain any identifiable information about the user. You can enrich the profile with pre-defined attributes from the CleverTap data model, such as name and email. You can also add custom attributes that you define to extend the CleverTap data model. Create a User profile when the user logs in (On User Login):

var stuff = ["bags", "shoes"];
var profile = {
    'Name': 'Captain America',
    'Identity': '100',
    'Email': '[email protected]',
    'Phone': '+14155551234',
    'stuff': stuff

When the Onuserlogin method is called, the user profile information is sent to CleverTap.

To see how this information displays within the CleverTap dashboard:

  1. Log in to the CleverTap dashboard.
  2. Click Find People under the Segment tab. In the By Identity box, enter the email you set on the user profile record and click Find.

Find People

If CleverTap finds a user profile with this email, the user record is displayed. On that page, you will see name and email as pre-defined fields and any other custom fields.


CleverTap User Profile

Update the User Profile

The Onuserlogin() method identifies the individual users on the device. However, you may need to add additional user properties to the user profile such as gender, date of birth, and so on. You can update these properties with the profilePush() method. For more information, refer to our User Documentation.

Track User Events

After you integrate the CleverTap SDK, we automatically start tracking events, such as App Launch and Notification Viewed. In addition to the default events tracked by CleverTap, you can also track custom events.

To send custom events to CleverTap using our Flutter SDK, you will have to call the recordEvent method with the name of the custom event you want to track.
Record an event without event data:

CleverTapPlugin.recordEvent("Product Viewed",{});

Track User Events

Record an event with event data:

var eventData = {
    // Key:    Value
   'first': 'partridge',
   'second': 'turtledoves'
CleverTapPlugin.recordEvent("Flutter Event", eventData);

Debugging the Flutter Application with CleverTap APIs

In order to log warnings or other important messages to the logging system, please refer to Flutter Debugging

GDPR Compliance

CleverTap provides APIs to support GDPR compliance. For more information, refer to Flutter GDPR Compliance

Sample Project Demonstrating Direct Implementation of CleverTap Features

For an example project of integrating CleverTap Flutter SDK and using all its features in your Flutter application, refer to the Github Flutter Example Project.

Next Steps

By completing this guide, you are now automatically tracking user events such as app launches and associating that information with profiles for each of your users. You have also learned how to debug, how to add information to a user profile and how to track custom events.