About Box

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Language
Java
Version
N/A
Created
Feb 3, 2017
Updated
Apr 15, 2017
Owner
Quality Mobile Puzzle Apps (eggheadgames)
Contributors
mikemee
Quality Mobile Puzzle Apps (eggheadgames)
AlexDibrivnyy
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About Box

A modern About Box for an Android App built on the daniel-stoneuk/material-about-library.

Easily display the common items of an About Box in a modern Android friendly way

About

Android About Box is configured with a set of (mostly) strings for the company name, twitter and Facebook accounts, website, and filenames to html files for help files, privacy policy etc.

When triggered from a menu item, it will display the app name, icon and version, provide links to contact support, leave a review, share the app, go to other apps by the same company in the app store -- as well as links to Facebook etc.

As of version 1.1.0, you can also optionally provide a help file with the aboutConfig.guideHtmlPath setting. Leave it unset (null or empty string) and the behaviour is compatible with version 1.0.x.

Installation Instructions

Add the JitPack.io repository to your root build.gradle:

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

Add a dependency to your application related build.gradle

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.eggheadgames:android-about-box:<actual version>'
}

Example

Setup Branch.io

Branch.io integration can be found here

Setup AboutBox

Add AboutBox configuration to your Application class

        AboutConfig aboutConfig = AboutConfig.getInstance();
        aboutConfig.appName = getString(R.string.app_name);
        aboutConfig.appIcon = R.mipmap.ic_launcher;
        aboutConfig.version = "1.0.0";
        aboutConfig.aboutLabelTitle = "About App";
        aboutConfig.packageName = getApplicationContext().getPackageName();
        aboutConfig.buildType = google ? AboutConfig.BuildType.GOOGLE : AboutConfig.BuildType.AMAZON;

        aboutConfig.facebookUserName = FACEBOOK_USER_NAME;
        aboutConfig.twitterUserName = TWITTER_USER_NAME;
        aboutConfig.webHomePage = WEB_HOME_PAGE;

        // app publisher for "Try Other Apps" item
        aboutConfig.appPublisher = APP_PUBLISHER;

        // if pages are stored locally, then you need to override aboutConfig.dialog to be able use custom WebView
        aboutConfig.companyHtmlPath = COMPANY_HTML_PATH;
        aboutConfig.privacyHtmlPath = PRIVACY_HTML_PATH;
        aboutConfig.acknowledgmentHtmlPath = ACKNOWLEDGMENT_HTML_PATH;

        aboutConfig.dialog = new IDialog() {
            @Override
            public void open(AppCompatActivity appCompatActivity, String url, String tag) {
               // handle custom implementations of WebView. It will be called when user click to web items. (Example: "Privacy", "Acknowledgments" and "About")
            }
        };

        aboutConfig.analytics = new IAnalytic() {
            @Override
            public void logUiEvent(String s, String s1) {
               // handle log events.
            }

            @Override
            public void logException(Exception e, boolean b) {
               // handle exception events.
            }
        };
        // set it only if aboutConfig.analytics is defined.
        aboutConfig.logUiEventName = "Log";

        // Contact Support email details
        aboutConfig.emailAddress = EMAIL_ADDRESS;
        aboutConfig.emailSubject = EMAIL_SUBJECT;
        aboutConfig.emailBody = EMAIL_BODY;

        // Branch.io labels.
        aboutConfig.shareMessageTitle = getString(R.string.share_message_title);
        aboutConfig.shareMessage = getString(R.string.share_message);
        aboutConfig.sharingTitle = getString(R.string.sharing_title);

Open AboutBox screen

        AboutActivity.launch(activity);

Theme

Add to your AndroidManifest.xml file

        <activity
            android:name="com.eggheadgames.aboutbox.activity.AboutActivity"
            android:theme="@style/AppTheme.MaterialAboutActivity"/>

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

Theme.Mal.Light.DarkActionBar
Theme.Mal.Light.LightActionBar
Theme.Mal.Dark.LightActionBar
Theme.Mal.Dark.DarkActionBar
  <style name="AppTheme.MaterialAboutActivity" parent="Theme.Mal.Light.DarkActionBar" >
        <!-- Customize your theme here. -->
        <item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item>
        <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
        <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item>
    </style>

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