Could not load 'ti.playservices'


If you have encountered the error message "Could not load 'ti.playservices'" while working with your Titanium app, it means that the Google Play Services library is not properly installed or configured in your project. This error can occur when you are trying to build and run the app on an Android device or emulator that has Google Play Services missing or outdated.

Debugging the Error:

To fix the error, you need to first identify the root cause of the problem. Here are a few steps you can take to debug this error:

  • Check your Tiapp.xml file: Ensure that you have included the following lines in your Tiapp.xml file:

            <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="16" android:targetSdkVersion="23"/>
            <service url="" type="module"/>
            <service url="" type="module"/>
  • Check your Google Play Services version: Ensure that you have the latest version of Google Play Services installed on your device or emulator. You can check this by going to the Google Play Store and searching for "Google Play Services".
  • Check your Android SDK Manager: Ensure that you have installed the latest version of Google Play Services in your Android SDK Manager. You can do this by opening the Android SDK Manager and checking the "SDK Platforms" and "SDK Tools" tabs.
  • Check your build.gradle file: Ensure that you have included the following lines in your build.gradle file:

        dependencies {
            compile ''

Fixing the Error:

Once you have identified the root cause of the error, here are a few ways to fix it:

  • Update Google Play Services: If the error is caused by an outdated version of Google Play Services, update it to the latest version.
  • Re-install Google Play Services: If updating Google Play Services did not fix the error, try uninstalling and then reinstalling it.
  • Clean and Rebuild your Project: Sometimes, simply cleaning and rebuilding your project can fix this error.
  • Remove and Add the ti.playservices Module: If none of the above solutions worked, try removing the ti.playservices module from your project and then adding it again.

Hopefully, one of these solutions will fix the error for you. Good luck!

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