material-about-library

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Language
Java
Version
2.3.0 (Apr 15, 2018)
Created
Dec 22, 2016
Updated
May 8, 2018
Owner
Daniel Stone (daniel-stoneuk)
Contributors
mikemee
Kosh Sergani (k0shk0sh)
Ruben Gees (rubengees)
tukak
Rainer-Lang
rabross
Turing Technologies (Wynne Plaga) (turing-tech)
Daniel Stone (daniel-stoneuk)
BRoy98
alouanemed
jonathan-caryl
pn
Robyer
DesigningKnights
Syex
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material-about-library

Makes it easy to create a beautiful about screen for your app. Generates an Activity or Fragment.

Idea from here: Heinrich Reimer's open-source-library-request-manager

Design inspired by Phonograph.

If you use this library in your app, please let me know and I'll add it to the list.

Demo

Screenshots

Light with Light Action Bar Light with Dark Action Bar Dark with Light Action Bar Dark with Dark Action Bar Custom Cardview Background Custom card & action item layout

Features

  • Material design
  • Modular backend
  • Easy to implement
  • Simple but intuitive API
  • Dynamic item support

Dependency

material-about-library is available on jitpack.io and has support for different support library versions. See the full list here.

Gradle dependency:

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }
    }
}
dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.daniel-stoneuk:material-about-library:2.3.0'
}

Migration

View the migration guide here

Setup

Activity

Your Activity must extend MaterialAboutActivity and be in your AndroidManifest.xml:

public class ExampleMaterialAboutActivity extends MaterialAboutActivity {

    @Override
    @NonNull
    protected MaterialAboutList getMaterialAboutList(@NonNull Context context) {
        return new MaterialAboutList.Builder()
                .build(); // This creates an empty screen, add cards with .addCard()
    }

    @Override
    protected CharSequence getActivityTitle() {
        return getString(R.string.mal_title_about);
    }
    
}

Ensure that the theme extends either of these themes, and apply primary & accent colours:

  • Theme.Mal.Light (light theme with light toolbar)
  • Theme.Mal.Light.DarkActionBar (light theme with dark toolbar)
  • Theme.Mal.Dark (dark theme with dark toolbar)
  • Theme.Mal.Dark.LightActionBar (dark theme with light toolbar)
<manifest ...>
    <application ...>
        <activity android:name=".ExampleMaterialAboutActivity"
            android:theme="@style/AppTheme.MaterialAboutActivity"/>
    </application>
</manifest>
<style name="AppTheme.MaterialAboutActivity" parent="Theme.Mal.Light">
    <item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item>
    <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
    <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item>
</style>

Fragment

Your Fragment must extend MaterialAboutFragment.

public class ExampleMaterialAboutFragment extends MaterialAboutFragment {

    @Override
    protected MaterialAboutList getMaterialAboutList(final Context activityContext) {
        return new MaterialAboutList.Builder()
                .build(); // This creates an empty screen, add cards with .addCard()
    }
    
    @Override
    protected int getTheme() {
        return R.style.AppTheme_MaterialAboutActivity_Fragment;
    }
    
}

Pass in a theme that extends one of the styles above

<style name="AppTheme.MaterialAboutActivity.Fragment" parent="Theme.Mal.Light">
    <item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item>
    <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
    <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item>
</style>

Add Cards:

Start building a "card" using MaterialAboutCard.Builder()

public class ExampleMaterialAboutActivity extends MaterialAboutActivity {

    @Override
    @NonNull
    protected MaterialAboutList getMaterialAboutList(@NonNull Context context) {
        MaterialAboutCard card = new MaterialAboutCard.Builder()
                // Configure card here
                .build();

        return new MaterialAboutList.Builder()
                    .addCard(card)
                    .build();
    }
}

Give the card a title by calling .title() on the MaterialAboutCard.Builder

MaterialAboutCard card = new MaterialAboutCard.Builder()
    .title("Author")
    .build();

Add Items to a card:

There are currently two types of items you can add to a card - MaterialAboutTitleItem and MaterialAboutActionItem. Other types of items are planned, for example "person" items which feature buttons to showcase a single person. Feel free to submit a PR or Issue for more item ideas.

  • MaterialAboutActionItem: Standard item with text, icon and optional subtext.
  • MaterialAboutTitleItem: Larger item with large icon (e.g. app icon) and larger text.

MaterialAboutTitleItem is created with MaterialAboutTitleItem.Builder() and lets you specify text and an icon.

MaterialAboutCard.Builder cardBuilder = new MaterialAboutCard.Builder();
cardBuilder.addItem(new MaterialAboutTitleItem.Builder()
        .text("Material About Library")
        .icon(R.mipmap.ic_launcher)
        .build());

MaterialAboutActionItem is created with MaterialAboutActionItem.Builder() and lets you specify text, sub-text, an icon and an OnClickAction.

cardBuilder.addItem(new MaterialAboutActionItem.Builder()
        .text("Version")
        .subText("1.0.0")
        .icon(R.drawable.ic_about_info)
        .setOnClickAction(new MaterialAboutActionItem.OnClickAction() {
            @Override
            public void onClick() {
                Toast.makeText(ExampleMaterialAboutActivity.this, "Version Tapped", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT)
                        .show();
            }
        })
        .build());

Return the list:

Create a MaterialAboutList using MaterialAboutList.Builder(), passing in the cards you would like to display.

MaterialAboutCard card = new MaterialAboutCard.Builder()
        .title("Hey! I'm a card")
        .build();

return new MaterialAboutList.Builder()
        .addCard(card)
        .build();

Check out a working example in Demo.java.

Tip: You can either use Strings / Drawables or Resources when creating MaterialAboutItem's

Tip: Use Android-Iconics for icons. "Android-Iconics - Use any icon font, or vector (.svg) as drawable in your application."

Tip: Use ConvenienceBuilder to easily create items or OnClickActions.

Tip: Customise text colour and card colour in your styles. Example below:

<style name="AppTheme.MaterialAboutActivity.Light.CustomCardView" parent="Theme.Mal.Light">
    <!-- Customize your theme here. -->
    <item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item>
    <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
    <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item>
    <item name="mal_card_background">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
    <item name="android:textColorPrimary">#eee</item>
    <item name="android:textColorSecondary">#ffe0e0e0</item>
    <item name="mal_color_primary">#eee</item>
    <item name="mal_color_secondary">#ffe0e0e0</item>
    <!-- You can specify custom theme for toolbar and toolbarPopup. -->
    <item name="mal_toolbarTheme">@style/Theme.Mal.Toolbar.Dark</item>
    <item name="mal_toolbarPopupTheme">@style/Theme.Mal.Toolbar.Dark</item>
</style>

Dynamic items:

It's possible to create dynamic items that either change on tap (or when any other event occurs). There are two examples in the sample application. Simply change the items in the list variable and then call refreshMaterialAboutList(). DiffUtil calculates the changes to animate in the RecyclerView.

final MaterialAboutActionItem item = new MaterialAboutActionItem.Builder()
                .text("Dynamic UI")
                .subText(subText)
                .icon(new IconicsDrawable(c)
                        .icon(CommunityMaterial.Icon.cmd_refresh)
                        .color(ContextCompat.getColor(c, R.color.mal_color_icon_dark_theme)
                        ).sizeDp(18))
                .build();
        item.setOnClickAction(new MaterialAboutItemOnClickAction() {
            @Override
            public void onClick() {
                item.setSubText("Random number: " + ((int) (Math.random() * 10)));
                refreshMaterialAboutList();
            }
        });

Custom card and Action layout

To get a layout that is similar to the 6th screenshot above simply override the files mal_material_about_action_item and mal_material_about_list_card by creating new layout resources with the same filename. See here.

Contributors

Apps using this library

License

Copyright 2016-2018 Daniel Stone

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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