Notification plugin crash


I’m trying to make a new app using capacitor, and i get a crash when trying to use notification plugins.

I followed the guideline here.

Running PushNotifications.register() makes app crash, and i get this error message in Android studio console:

Default FirebaseApp is not initialized in this process . Make sure to call FirebaseApp.initializeApp(Context) first.

Here is my config:


Ionic CLI : 6.6.0 (/home/florent/.nvm/versions/node/v12.14.0/lib/node_modules/@ionic/cli)
Ionic Framework : @ionic/angular 5.0.7
@angular-devkit/build-angular : 0.803.26
@angular-devkit/schematics : 8.3.26
@angular/cli : 8.3.26
@ionic/angular-toolkit : 2.2.0


Capacitor CLI : 2.0.2
@capacitor/core : 2.0.2


cordova-res (update available: 0.13.1) : 0.12.1
native-run : 1.0.0


NodeJS : v12.14.0 (/home/florent/.nvm/versions/node/v12.14.0/bin/node)
npm : 6.13.4
OS : Linux 4.15

I would appreciate a lot any help on understanding what’s happening here !

Ok I found my mistake, the google-service.json was just not in the right directory android/app.


I am getting the same error message. I have placed the goggle-sevice.json file in android/app as well. But still getting the same crash.

Do i simple do a sync or build in capacitor before Anrdroid studio. How to make sure goggle-sevice.json is being passed into Andriod Studio.