Get Started

Thanks for purchasing FAB ARTIST

Please read the documentation carefully, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Most pages are accompanied by a video tutorial, it's recommended to check both, the video and the written Documentation.

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After purchase, it is suggested to setup the Web APIfirst for smooth functioning of the application.

Web API is in PHP 7.0 and it will work on all hosting packages

Android Configuration

In order to start configuration, you need to install Android studio and the 'Java SE Development Kit'. First download the android studio from here Android Studio

SDK Manager

The installer, as also shown in the video should automatically download and install all required components. If you want to do manual setup, download at least the following components using the SDK manager

  • SDK tools
  • SDK platform Tools
  • SDK Build Tools
  • Google Play Services
  • Android Support Library
  • Google Repository
  • Google USB Driver

You can download these SDK, if not installed already, using the SDK manager SDK Manager after this, you can open Android Studio and continue.

Importing Android Project

To import the template, simply open Android Studio and import/open the template. Make sure to wait for all the processes (the Gradle Build) to complete before continuing to the next step.



Addition steps

Additional steps are required sometimes if the Gradle Build fails. In some cases additional components are needed, Android Studio will ask you to do download these additional SDK components in the 'messages' tab, simply follow the instructions provided to install and download the additional components.

Change Bundle ID

Change App Name

Above illustration demonstrates the process to change the name of application.

Change Color Scheme

Above illustration demonstrates the process to change the Colors of the application.

You can change your apps colors to create a custom look. The primary color is the color of the Toolbar, some buttons and headers. The primary dark color is used for e.g. the status bar. Get more color from here material.io

Change App icon

Now you need to put a png file with your icon named 'ic_launcher.png' in the following folders:

  • res/drawable-mdpi - with a size of 48px x 48px
  • res/drawable-hdpi - with a size of 72px x 72px
  • res/drawable-xhdpi - with a size of 96px x 96px
  • res/drawable-xxhdpi - with a size of 144px x 144px

this URL will help you resize your images or event create new icon to your app Launcher Icon Generator

Firebase Configuring

Change Firebase Db Rules

Debug and release Key

Before going to the next step, you have to learn about the Sh1 key for both debug and release. If you are in the development mode then you will use the debug sh1 key but when you are going to publish the app on play store, you will have to use the sh1 key of Release key

Debug Key

Signed or release key

To get sh1 released, follow below two steps.

Step1: You have to generate your own app signing key

Step2: Get the Sh1 key of app signing key

Step 1: Create your own app signing key

Create signing key

Step 2: Get the Sh1 key. Run the below command on Command Prompt

keytool.exe -list -v -alias {alies name you set according to above toturial "key0" is the alies name} -keystore "{file adress of the key}" -storepass {password} -keypass {password}

Also demonstrated all the steps in video and screen shots


Google Map Configration

First you have to add Firebase account in your application/project and then only you will be able to see your project on Google API Console.

Web Configuration

Installing FabArtist in PHP

Before getting started, please make sure your web server meets all the below pre-requisites:

  • PHP Version 7.0 + advance
  • CURL Extension (enabled on most hosts by default)
  • MySQL extension (enabled on most hosts by default)

Deploying the PHP Application on a Remote Web Server

Deploying the PHP Application on a Remote Web Server

  • Upload Zip file of the project in folder public_html on server and extract it. Now you will be able to see your directory as demonstrated below.

Database Setup & Configuration

Database Installation

  • Create Database in mysql databases ( in cPanel )
  • Create user in mysql databases ( in cPanel )
  • List of users where you can manage it.
  • Import sql file in your database by going into phpmyadmin
  • Import sql file successfully!

Admin Panel Setup

Final configuration

  • • Change the base URL:- application/config/config.php
  • • Setup your database settings:- application/config/database.php
  • 'hostname' => 'localhost',
    'username' => 'root',
    'password' => '123',
    'database' => 'FabArtist',
  • Enter your host address to check the access web admin panel eg. http://domain.com/admin

Change Third Party APIs

You need following API keys for third party libraries to work.

  • Firebase Push Notification- This key will be used to generate Push Notification
  • Setup Firebase Push Notification

    Follow instructions OR Video:

    • you need to create your project first Console Firebase Google
    • You can find the API KEY in: (gear-next-to-project-name) > Project Settings > Cloud Messaging

    Server Key is the API key

  • Enter your firebase key inadminpanel->settings->app settings as shown below
  • Setup the Paypal Merchant Account by entering the details shown in below image.
  • Setup the Stripe Merchant Account by entering the details shown in below image.
  • Setup the SMTP Details

Errors & Solutions Log

If you're facing 404 error in setup of admin panel, Please check that your server directory have .htaccess file in it.