Setting Up AirBop on the Google Cloud Console
Google has recently transitioned from the Google API Console to the Google Cloud Console, also referred to as the Google Developer Console. This means that the steps required to create your Google API project have changed. If you are using the new Google Cloud Console please follow these directions:
Open the Google Cloud Console page.
If you have not created a project you will be prompted to do so.
However if you have you will see a list of your projects. To create
a new project press the
Create Project button in the
upper left corner of the page:
You will then be prompted to name your project and provide it with a unique ID:
If you have not already verified your account you will need to verify you account with Google using either the SMS or voice call method.
After verifying and creating a project, you will need to select
APIs & auth from the menu on the left. Once the
list of APIs load, you will need to find
Messaging for Android in the list and enable it.
The next step is to generate your API Key. You can do this by
Credentials in the
auth section of the menu, followed by pressing the
Create New Key button under
Create a new key dialog, press the
Browser key button.
Create a browser key and configure allowed
referers dialog, leave the settings blank, and just press
At this stage you should now see your Google API Key labeled
API key listed under
Key for browser
applications as shown below. You'll need this key in order
to create your app on AirBop.
The last bit of information you need is the Google Project Number which can be found in the Overview section: