v2.1.4 (Sep 14, 2021)
Feb 23, 2018
Mar 6, 2022 (Retired)
Marko Devcic (deva666)
Karol Wrótniak (koral--)
Marko Devcic (deva666)
Dmitry Borodin (Dmitry-Borodin)
tobianoapps (sebastinto)
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PErmissions with KOtlin

Android Permissions with Kotlin Coroutines or LiveData

No more callbacks, builders, listeners or verbose code for requesting Android permissions.
Get Permission Request Result asynchronously with one function call.
Thanks to Kotlin Coroutines, permissions requests are async and lightweight (no new threads are used/created).

Or if you don't use Coroutines, and don't want to manage Lifecycles ... receive Permission Results with LiveData.

Thanks to JetBrains

Supported by JetBrains Open Source


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implementation 'com.markodevcic:peko:2.1.4'


In an Activity or a Fragment that implements CoroutineScope interface:

launch {
    val result = Peko.requestPermissionsAsync(this, Manifest.permission.READ_CONTACTS) 
    if (result is PermissionResult.Granted) {
        // we have contacts permission
    } else {
        // permission denied

Or use one of the extension functions on an Activity or a Fragment:

launch {
    val result = requestPermissionsAsync(Manifest.permission.READ_CONTACTS) 
    if (result is PermissionResult.Granted) {
        // we have contacts permission
    } else {
        // permission denied

Request multiple permissions:

launch {
    val result = requestPermissionsAsync(Manifest.permission.READ_CONTACTS, Manifest.permission.CAMERA) 
    if (result is PermissionResult.Granted) {
        // we have both permissions
    } else if (result is PermissionResult.Denied) {
        result.deniedPermissions.forEach { p ->
            // this one was denied

Denied Result has three subtypes which can be checked to see if we need Permission Rationale or user Clicked Do Not Ask Again.

launch {
    val result = requestPermissionsAsync(Manifest.permission.BLUETOOTH, Manifest.permission.CAMERA) 
    when (result) {
        is PermissionResult.Granted -> { } // woohoo, all requested permissions granted
        is PermissionResult.Denied.JustDenied -> { } // at least one permission was denied, maybe we forgot to register it in the AndroidManifest?
        is PermissionResult.Denied.NeedsRationale -> { } // user clicked Deny, let's show a rationale
        is PermissionResult.Denied.DeniedPermanently -> { } // Android System won't show Permission dialog anymore, let's tell the user we can't proceed
        is PermissionResult.Cancelled -> { } // interaction was interrupted

If you want to know which permissions were denied, they are a property of Denied class.

class Denied(val deniedPermissions: Collection<String>)


Hate Coroutines? No problem ... just create an instance of PermissionsLiveData and observe the results with your LifecycleOwner

In a ViewModel ... if you need to support orientation changes, or anywhere else if not (Presenter)

    val permissionLiveData = PermissionsLiveData()
    fun checkPermissions(vararg permissions: String) {

In your LifecycleOwner, for example in an Activity

override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
    viewModel = ViewModelProviders.of(this).get(
    // observe has to be called before checkPermissions, so we can get the LifecycleOwner
    viewModel.permissionLiveData.observe(this, Observer { r: PermissionResult ->
        // do something with permission results

private fun askContactsPermissions() {

Screen rotations

Library has support for screen rotations. To avoid memory leaks, all Coroutines that have not completed yet, should be cancelled in the onDestroy function. When you detect a orientation change, cancel the Job of a CoroutineScope with an instance of ActivityRotatingException. Internally, this will retain the current request that is in progress. The request is then resumed with calling resumeRequest method.



// job that will be cancelled in onDestroy
private val job = Job()

private fun requestPermission(vararg permissions: String) {
    launch { 
        val result = Peko.requestPermissionsAsync(this@MainActivity, *permissions)
        // check granted permissions

Then in onDestroy of an Activity:

if (isChangingConfigurations) {
    job.cancel(ActivityRotatingException()) // screen rotation, retain the results
} else { 
    job.cancel() // no rotation, just cancel the Coroutine

And when this Activity gets recreated in one of the Activity lifecycle functions, e.g.onCreate:

// check if we have a request already (or some other way you detect screen orientation)
if (Peko.isRequestInProgress()) {
    launch {
        // get the existing request and await the result
        val result = Peko.resumeRequest() 
        // check granted permissions

LiveData and screen rotations

You don't have to do anything, this logic is already inside the PermissionsLiveData class. You just have to call observe in the onCreate method and of course use androidx.lifecycle.ViewModel.

What is new

Peko Version 2 now uses Android X packages, Kotlin v1.4.0 and Coroutines 1.3.9.

Breaking changes from Peko Version 1.0

  • PermissionRequestResult is renamed to PermissionResult and is now a sealed class.

    PermissionResult has a sealed class hierarchy of following types: PermissionResult.Granted -> returned when all requested permissions were granted

    PermissionResult.Denied -> returned when at least one of the permissions was denied

    PermissionResult.Denied.NeedsRationale -> subclass of PermissionResult.Denied, returned when Android OS signals that at least one of the permissions needs to show a rationale

    PermissionResult.Denied.DeniedPermanently -> subclass of PermissionResult.Denied, returned when no permissions need a Rationale and at least one of the permissions has a ticked Do Not Ask Again check box

    PermissionResult.Denied.JustDenied -> subclass of PermissionResult.Denied, returned when previous two cases are not the cause, for example if you forget to register the Permission in AndroidManifest

    PermissionResult.Cancelled -> returned when Android System cancels the request, ie returned

  • PermissionRationale interface was removed. Library does not show Permission Rationales anymore. You can check now if PermissionResult is of type PermissionResult.NeedsRationale and implement the rationale yourself.

  • Added support for requesting permissions with LiveData

Peko Version 1.0 uses AppCompat libraries and is here.


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