Publish an Android library

In order to publish your Android library on JitPack you just need a working build file in your Git repository.

Android SDK is available in the build environment and ANDROID_HOME variable is already set when the build starts. Builds are run with Java 8 by default but can be configured using a jitpack.yml file.


To enable building on JitPack you need to add the android-maven plugin.

If using Gradle 4.6 or later:

1) In your root build.gradle:

buildscript { 
  dependencies {
    classpath 'com.github.dcendents:android-maven-gradle-plugin:2.1' // Add this line

2) In your library/build.gradle add:

 apply plugin: ''  


3) Create a GitHub release or add a git tag.


Check that you have the Gradle wrapper in your Git repository. If you don’t then create it using the command gradle wrapper and commit it. Also check that the generated gradle-wrapper.jar is not ignored with .gitignore rules.

Test. After these changes go to the root of your project and run the Gradle wrapper with:

./gradlew install

It will install your library in your local maven repository ($HOME/.m2/repository). If install works and you have added a GitHub release it should work

Important: Please check here which version of android-maven plugin is required for your Gradle version. Your Gradle version is specified in gradle/wrapper/ file.



Users of your library will need add the repository:

allprojects {
 repositories {
    maven { url "" }


dependencies {
    implementation 'com.github.jitpack:android-example:1.0.1'

Note: do not add the repository under buildscript

Adding a sample app

If you add a sample app to the same repo then your app needs to depend on the library. To do this in your app/build.gradle add a dependency in the form:

dependencies {
    implementation project(':library')

where ‘library’ is the name of your library module.

Jar file

By default the android-maven plugin generates an ‘aar’ file from your library. If you want to have a ‘jar’ instead take a look at the Example project’s library/build.gradle.