How do you access the user's Google Account Id / username in code? I am building an application that will call a web service to store data and I want to identify the identity of the person submitting the data.
I've ran into the same issue and these two links solved for me:
The first one is this one: How do I retrieve the logged in Google account on android phones?
Which presents the code for retrieving the accounts associated with the phone. Basically you will need something like this:
AccountManager manager = (AccountManager) getSystemService(ACCOUNT_SERVICE); Account list = manager.getAccounts();
And to add the permissions in the AndroidManifest.xml
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS"></uses-permission> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS"></uses-permission>
Additionally, if you are using the Emulator the following link will help you to set it up with an account : Android Emulator - Trouble creating user accounts
Basically, it says that you must create an android device based on a API Level and not the SDK Version (like is usually done).