jitsi_meet

Jitsi Meet Plugin for Flutter. Supports Android and iOS platforms.

"Jitsi Meet is an open-source (Apache) WebRTC JavaScript application that uses Jitsi Videobridge to provide high quality, secure and scalable video conferences."

Find more information about Jitsi Meet here

Table of Contents

Configuration

IOS

Podfile

Ensure in your Podfile you have an entry like below declaring platform of 11.0 or above.

platform :ios, '11.0'

Info.plist

Add NSCameraUsageDescription and NSMicrophoneUsageDescription to your Info.plist.

<key>NSCameraUsageDescription</key>
<string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) MyApp needs access to your camera for meetings.</string>
<key>NSMicrophoneUsageDescription</key>
<string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) MyApp needs access to your microphone for meetings.</string>

Android

Gradle

Set dependencies of build tools gradle to minimum 3.6.3:

dependencies {
    classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.6.3' <!-- Upgrade this -->
    classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:$kotlin_version"
}

Set distribution gradle wrapper to minimum 5.6.4.

distributionBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME
distributionPath=wrapper/dists
zipStoreBase=GRADLE_USER_HOME
zipStorePath=wrapper/dists
distributionUrl=https\://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-5.6.4-all.zip <!-- Upgrade this -->

Add Java 1.8 compatibility support to your project by adding the following lines into your build.gradle file:

compileOptions {
    sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
    targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
}

AndroidManifest.xml

Jitsi Meet's SDK AndroidManifest.xml will conflict with your project, namely the application:label field. To counter that, go into android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml and add the tools library and tools:replace="android:label" to the application tag.

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    package="yourpackage.com"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"> <!-- Add this -->
    <application 
        tools:replace="android:label"  
        android:name="your.application.name"
        android:label="My Application"
        android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher">
        ...
    </application>
...
</manifest>

Minimum SDK Version 21

Update your minimum sdk version to 21 in android/app/build.gradle

defaultConfig {
    // TODO: Specify your own unique Application ID (https://developer.android.com/studio/build/application-id.html).
    applicationId "com.gunschu.jitsi_meet_example"
    minSdkVersion 21 //Required for Jitsi
    targetSdkVersion 28
    versionCode flutterVersionCode.toInteger()
    versionName flutterVersionName
}

Proguard

Jitsi's SDK enables proguard, but without a proguard-rules.pro file, your release apk build will be missing the Flutter Wrapper as well as react-native code. In your Flutter project's android/app/build.gradle file, add proguard support

buildTypes {
    release {
        // TODO: Add your own signing config for the release build.
        // Signing with the debug keys for now, so `flutter run --release` works.
        signingConfig signingConfigs.debug
        
        // Add below 3 lines for proguard
        minifyEnabled true
        useProguard true
        proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
    }
}

Then add a file in the same directory called proguard-rules.pro. See the example app's proguard-rules.pro file to know what to paste in.

Note
If you do not create the proguard-rules.pro file, then your app will crash when you try to join a meeting or the meeting screen tries to open but closes immediately. You will see one of the below errors in logcat.

## App crashes ##
java.lang.RuntimeException: Parcel android.os.Parcel@8530c57: Unmarshalling unknown type code 7536745 at offset 104
    at android.os.Parcel.readValue(Parcel.java:2747)
    at android.os.Parcel.readSparseArrayInternal(Parcel.java:3118)
    at android.os.Parcel.readSparseArray(Parcel.java:2351)
    .....
## Meeting won't open and you go to previous screen ##
W/unknown:ViewManagerPropertyUpdater: Could not find generated setter for class com.BV.LinearGradient.LinearGradientManager
W/unknown:ViewManagerPropertyUpdater: Could not find generated setter for class com.facebook.react.uimanager.g
W/unknown:ViewManagerPropertyUpdater: Could not find generated setter for class com.facebook.react.views.art.ARTGroupViewManager
W/unknown:ViewManagerPropertyUpdater: Could not find generated setter for class com.facebook.react.views.art.a
.....

Join A Meeting

_joinMeeting() async {
    try {
      var options = JitsiMeetingOptions()
        ..room = "myroom" // Required, spaces will be trimmed
        ..serverURL = "https://someHost.com"
        ..subject = "Meeting with Gunschu"
        ..userDisplayName = "My Name"
        ..userEmail = "myemail@email.com"
        ..audioOnly = true
        ..audioMuted = true
        ..videoMuted = true;

      await JitsiMeet.joinMeeting(options);
    } catch (error) {
      debugPrint("error: $error");
    }
  }

JitsiMeetingOptions

FieldRequiredDefaultDescription
roomYesN/AUnique room name that will be appended to serverURL. Valid characters: alphanumeric, dashes, and underscores.
subjectNo$roomMeeting name displayed at the top of the meeting. If null, defaults to room name where dashes and underscores are replaced with spaces and first characters are capitalized.
userDisplayNameNo"Fellow Jitster"User's display name
userEmailNononeUser's email address
audioOnlyNofalseStart meeting without video. Can be turned on in meeting.
audioMutedNofalseStart meeting with audio muted. Can be turned on in meeting.
videoMutedNofalseStart meeting with video muted. Can be turned on in meeting.
serverURLNomeet.jitsi.siSpecify your own hosted server. Must be a valid absolute URL of the format <scheme>://<host>[/path], i.e. https://someHost.com. Defaults to Jitsi Meet's servers.
userAvatarURLN/AnoneNot yet implemented. User's avatar URL.
tokenN/AnoneJWT token used for authentication.
featureFlagsNosee belowMap of feature flags and their values (true/false), used to enable/disable features of the Jitsi Meet SDK

FeatureFlags

Feature flags allow you to enable or disable any feature of the Jitsi Meet SDK.
If you don't provide any flag to JitsiMeetingOptions, default values will be used.
If you don't provide a flag in featureFlags in JitsiMeetingOptions, its default value will be used.
We are using the official list of flags, taken from the Jitsi Meet repository

FlagDefault (Android)Default (iOS)Description
ADD_PEOPLE_ENABLEDtruetrueEnable the blue button "Add people", showing up when you are alone in a call. Requires flag INVITE_ENABLED to work.
CALENDAR_ENABLEDtrueautoEnable calendar integration.
CALL_INTEGRATION_ENABLEDtruetrueEnable call integration (CallKit on iOS, ConnectionService on Android). SEE REMARK BELOW
CLOSE_CAPTIONS_ENABLEDtruetrueEnable close captions (subtitles) option in menu.
CHAT_ENABLEDtruetrueEnable chat (button and feature).
INVITE_ENABLEDtruetrueEnable invite option in menu.
IOS_RECORDING_ENABLEDN/AfalseEnable recording in iOS.
LIVE_STREAMING_ENABLEDautoautoEnable live-streaming option in menu.
MEETING_NAME_ENABLEDtruetrueDisplay meeting name.
MEETING_PASSWORD_ENABLEDtruetrueDisplay meeting password option in menu (if a meeting has a password set, the dialog will still show up).
PIP_ENABLEDautoautoEnable Picture-in-Picture mode.
RAISE_HAND_ENABLEDtruetrueEnable raise hand option in menu.
RECORDING_ENABLEDautoN/AEnable recording option in menu.
TILE_VIEW_ENABLEDtruetrueEnable tile view option in menu.
TOOLBOX_ALWAYS_VISIBLEtruetrueToolbox (buttons and menus) always visible during call (if not, a single tap displays it).
WELCOME_PAGE_ENABLEDfalsefalseEnable welcome page. "The welcome page lists recent meetings and calendar appointments and it's meant to be used by standalone applications."

REMARK about Call integration Call integration on Android (known as ConnectionService) has been disabled on the official Jitsi Meet app because it creates a lot of issues. You should disable it too to avoid these issues.

JitsiMeetingResponse

FieldTypeDescription
isSuccessboolSuccess indicator.
messageStringSuccess message or error as a String.
errordynamicOptional, only exists if isSuccess is false. The error object.

Listening to Meeting Events

Events supported

NameDescription
onConferenceWillJoinMeeting is loading.
onConferenceJoinedUser has joined meeting.
onConferenceTerminatedUser has exited the conference.
onErrorError has occurred with listening to meeting events.

Per Meeting Events

To listen to meeting events per meeting, pass in a JitsiMeetingListener in joinMeeting. The listener will automatically be removed when an
onConferenceTerminated event is fired.

await JitsiMeet.joinMeeting(options,
  listener: JitsiMeetingListener(onConferenceWillJoin: ({message}) {
    debugPrint("${options.room} will join with message: $message");
  }, onConferenceJoined: ({message}) {
    debugPrint("${options.room} joined with message: $message");
  }, onConferenceTerminated: ({message}) {
    debugPrint("${options.room} terminated with message: $message");
  }));

Global Meeting Events

To listen to global meeting events, simply add a JitsiMeetListener with
JitsiMeet.addListener(myListener). You can remove listeners using
JitsiMeet.removeListener(listener) or JitsiMeet.removeAllListeners().

@override
void initState() {
  super.initState();
  JitsiMeet.addListener(JitsiMeetingListener(
    onConferenceWillJoin: _onConferenceWillJoin,
    onConferenceJoined: _onConferenceJoined,
    onConferenceTerminated: _onConferenceTerminated,
    onError: _onError));
}

@override
void dispose() {
  super.dispose();
  JitsiMeet.removeAllListeners();
}

_onConferenceWillJoin({message}) {
  debugPrint("_onConferenceWillJoin broadcasted");
}

_onConferenceJoined({message}) {
  debugPrint("_onConferenceJoined broadcasted");
}

_onConferenceTerminated({message}) {
  debugPrint("_onConferenceTerminated broadcasted");
}

_onError(error) {
  debugPrint("_onError broadcasted");
}

Closing a Meeting Programmatically

JitsiMeet.closeMeeting();

Contributing

Send a pull request with as much information as possible clearly describing the issue or feature. Keep changes small and for one issue at a time.

Feature Requests

First, this plugin uses Jitsi Meet's mobile SDK, so if their SDK does not support a feature, this plugin will probably not be able to do so either. Check if Jitsi Meet supports your requests. If not, open a feature request with Jitsi Meet team rather than here.

If the new feature is available in Jitsi Meet's SDK, but not available in this plugin, or the new feature is unrelated to the SDK, open a request with the following template:

New Feature Request

Use case: Describe the use case for the feature request, from a user or 
developer point of view. For example, "As a user, I would like to be able
to close the meeting using a voice command." or "As a developer, I would like
to detect when a user winks." Include as much detail as possible.

Include examples, like screenshots, UX design, story boards, another app or code
of what the feature could look like. 

Issues

Open an issue here. Use the following template:

Platform: specify one or both: [iOS, Android] 
Device Physical or Simulator: [Physical, Simulator]
Device Model: specify model
Device OS Version: specify Android or iOS version

Flutter Doctor: run flutter doctor and paste results below:
--- flutter doctor results here ---

Steps to recreate: detailed step by step on how to recreate below:
1. Step 1
2. Step 2
...

Error logs:
--- paste error logs here if any ---

Libraries

feature_flag_enum
feature_flag_helper
jitsi_meet
jitsi_meeting_listener
room_name_constraint
room_name_constraint_type