Setup GroundSdk AARΒΆ

The easiest way to use GroundSdk is to setup your project to use Android Archive Libraries (AAR) from jcenter.

For this purpose, edit your application build.gradle file to add GroundSdk Android dependencies:

repositories {
    // Add jcenter repository (if not already present)

dependencies {
    // Add GroundSdk dependencies
    implementation 'com.parrot.drone.groundsdk:groundsdk:1.1.2'
    runtimeOnly 'com.parrot.drone.groundsdk:arsdkengine:1.1.2'


you may replace 1.1.2 by the GroundSdk version you want to use.

This allows to download and link GroundSdk AARs to your project.

You also need to make your project compatible with GroundSdk:

  • Increase minimum Android SDK version supported by your project to 24.

  • Add Java 8 compilation compatibility.

In the same file:

android {
    defaultConfig {
        // Set minimum SDK version supported by GroundSdk
        minSdkVersion 24

    // Add java 8 compatibility needed by GroundSdk
    compileOptions {
        sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8

Your project setup now is ready.