Observe unread count

Returns the count of unread messages.

You can get the count of unread messages for the current user.

This API returns a LiveData of type Int and will notify your app if the count changes. See the Android developer docs to learn more about LiveData.

Sample use case

  • Show a badge in your app with the number of unread messages for your user.

Option #1: Observe directly in the UI Component

Kustomer.getInstance().observeUnreadCount().observe(viewLifecycleOwner) {
    Log.i(TAG, "unread count = $it")

Option #2: Observe through use of a ViewModel

val unreadCount = liveData{
viewModel.unreadCount.observe(viewLifecycleOwner) {
    Log.i(TAG, "unread count = $it")