Arc Page Indicator

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Java
Version
1.0.2 (Feb 5, 2017)
Created
Jan 13, 2017
Updated
Feb 6, 2017 (Retired)
Owner
Beppi's App Studios (BeppiMenozzi)
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Beppi's App Studios (BeppiMenozzi)
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ArcPageIndicator

Bored of the usual small points or stressed by the space occupied by a tab bar?
Try this elevator-like elegant and original page indicator! A fully customizable super-easy Page Indicator, with stunning animations and very original and discreet graphics, for Android. Needs a very small screen, perfect when many pages need to be shown and reached in a small time.


  • Out-of-the-box working indicator
  • Fully customizable and styleable
  • Can be programmatically controlled
  • Includes rather complex ellipses calculations :-)


An old elevator that inspired this project.

Setup (Gradle)

In your project's build.gradle file:

allprojects {
    repositories {
        ...
        maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
        ...
    }
}

In your Application's or Module's build.gradle file:

dependencies {
    ...
    compile 'com.github.BeppiMenozzi:ArcPageIndicator:1.0.2'
    ...
}

Minimal usage

Layout for bottom 180° ellipse:

...
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
...
<it.beppi.arcpageindicator.ArcPageIndicator
    android:id="@+id/arc_pi"
    android:layout_width="400dp"
    android:layout_height="120dp"
    android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
    android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
    app:apiArcOrientation="toUp"
    app:apiViewPager="@id/view_pager"
    />

Layout for upper-left 90° ellipse:

...
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
...
<it.beppi.arcpageindicator.ArcPageIndicator
    android:id="@+id/arc_pi"
    android:layout_width="120dp"
    android:layout_height="120dp"
    android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
    android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
    app:apiArcOrientation="toDownRight"
    app:apiViewPager="@id/view_pager"
    />

Attributes description

List of attributes with description:

General
apiViewPagerThe ViewPager associated to the Indicator
Arc appearance
apiArcOrientationOrientation of the "belly" of the arc. This parameter also affects if the arc will be 90° (corner arc) or 180° (edge arc)
Spot appearance
apiSpotsColorColor of the spots
apiSelectedSpotColorColor of the selected spot
apiSpotsRadiusSize of the spots
apiSpotsShapeShape of the spots: Circle, RoundedSquare or Square
Spots distribution and movement
apiIntervalMeasureHow spots are distributed on the circumference: constant angle or constant arc length. With constant angle, the spots will not be distributed evenly, because of ellipse's eccentricity. Normally constant arc length is used: being a non-finite math problem, here an approximation function is used, as explained later on.
apiInvertDirectionIf spots will be selected in inverted direction
apiAnimationTypeSee below to detailed explanation of animation types
Hand appearance
apiHandEnabledIf hand is drawn
apiHandColorHand's color
apiHandWidthHand's width
apiHandRelativeLengthHand's relative length starting from center to edges (1 = full length)

Animation types

List of animation types:

NametoBottomRighttoUpNotes
Color
Color cross-fade
Slide
Simple movement
Pinch
Simple movement
with size reduction
Bump
Simple movement
with size growth.
Might need additional padding
Rotate
Inverted movement of all spots
Rotate Pinch
Inverted movement of all spots
with size reduction
Cover
Spots are filled from inside
Fill
Spots are empty and filled from inside
Surround
Simple movement of a circle
surrounding smaller spots
Necklace
Inverted movement of all spots,
with center spot biggest
and lateral spots smaller
Necklace 2
Inverted movement of all spots,
with selected spot biggest
and farthest spot smallest
Example of hand
Example of rounded squared spots

New in 1.0.2

  • Fixed a crash when the ViewPager was not found
  • Added setViewPager(), to attach the Indicator to dynamically created viewpagers, by referring the Object and not the id reference number

Some maths

This question I made helped me solve the ellipse's problem. Indeed, finding arcs of constant length on a known ellipse is a problem with a non-finite solution, that needs integrals to be calculated. There were at least 5 approaches to solve this problem with acceptable performance:

  • find the points recursively, by iteratively reducing the error until it's close enough to zero. Pros: easy to do. Cons: adds a indetermined (although very small) time to the drawing process
  • create a big table of sampled data and storing them to provide a database of pre-calculated solutions. Pros: fastest. Cons: can't work for any number of elements
  • distribute the points on the radius and project them on the circumference. Pros: very fast. Cons: error still pretty large
  • use an approximated function. Pros: fast and good enough. Cons: never perfect
  • calculate the elliptic integrals. Pros: perfect. Cons: very very very heavy on performance

I chose to find a good approximated function and that is what you can find inside the code, it's fast enough and the error is near to invisibility. In case you need more performance, you can remove the e6 part of the formula and have a slightly bigger error.

The formula used is the one of the referenced question, and thanks very much to its author, Ng Chung Tak that is both the author of the answer, and the author of the formula itself.

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License

The MIT License (MIT)

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