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I’m having trouble with developing a plugin. I followed this page on the docs, but I must’ve missed something since it’s not working at all.

I’m not very familiar with Java or android development, please let me know if I’ve got something wrong.

I create the plugin just as explained in the guide with the same parameters:

npx @capacitor/cli plugin:generate
✏️  Creating new Capacitor plugin
? Plugin NPM name (kebab-case): my-plugin
? Plugin id (domain-style syntax. ex: com.example.plugin) com.ionicframework.myplugin
? Plugin class name (ex: AwesomePlugin) MyPlugin
? description:
? git repository:
? author:
? license: MIT
? package.json will be created, do you want to continue? (Y/n)

Then I run npm run build.

In my Capacitor app I run npm install "/home/leonardo/Desktop/Node Projects/my-plugin" to locally install my plugin and run npx cap sync:

npx cap sync
✔ Copying web assets from build to android/app/src/main/assets/public in 21.37ms
✔ Copying native bridge in 1.14ms
✔ Copying capacitor.config.json in 1.41ms
✔ copy in 43.39ms
✔ Updating Android plugins in 2.40ms
  Found 1 Capacitor plugin for android:
    my-plugin (0.0.1)
✔ update android in 25.32ms
✔ copy in 248.88μp
✔ update web in 5.94μp
Sync finished in 0.08s

In src/main/java/com/ionicframework/myplugin/ the Plugin looks like this:

package com.ionicframework.myplugin;

import com.getcapacitor.JSObject;
import com.getcapacitor.NativePlugin;
import com.getcapacitor.Plugin;
import com.getcapacitor.PluginCall;
import com.getcapacitor.PluginMethod;

public class MyPlugin extends Plugin {

    public void echo(PluginCall call) {
        String value = call.getString("value");

        JSObject ret = new JSObject();
        ret.put("value", value);

I then go to my app to make Capacitor aware of the plugin and edit src/main/java/com/ironeko/time/

package com.ironeko.time;

import android.os.Bundle;

import com.getcapacitor.BridgeActivity;
import com.getcapacitor.Plugin;

import java.util.ArrayList;

import com.ironeko.time.EchoPlugin;

public class MainActivity extends BridgeActivity {
  public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    // Initializes the Bridge
    this.init(savedInstanceState, new ArrayList<Class<? extends Plugin>>() {{
      // Additional plugins you've installed go here
      // Ex: add(TotallyAwesomePlugin.class);

I also tried importing:

import com.ionicframework.myplugin.EchoPlugin;

Once I run my app in Android Studio however I get this error:

/home/leonardo/Desktop/Node Projects/time-management/android/app/src/main/java/com/ironeko/time/ error: cannot find symbol
import com.ironeko.time.EchoPlugin;
  symbol:   class EchoPlugin
  location: package com.ironeko.time

What’s happening? Shouldn’t this work?

Can you give this a try: and sync project with Gradle files