About Box

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Language
Java
Version
1.2.0 (May 17, 2017)
Created
Feb 3, 2017
Updated
May 16, 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 1.2.0, you can omit many features that don't apply (e.g. like website), by not setting the values.

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>'
}

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;

      

Open the About Box from your app

        AboutActivity.launch(activity);

Sharing

By default, the default Android share intent will be called with the values specified in shareMessage and sharingTitle. For example:

        aboutConfig.shareMessage = getString(R.string.share_message);
        aboutConfig.sharingTitle = getString(R.string.sharing_title);

Alternatively, you can provide a custom sharing function (and omit shareMessage and sharingTitle):

       aboutConfig.share = new IShare() {
           @Override
           public void share(Activity activity) {
               // do custom sharing
           }
       };

Theme

If you add the following to your AndroidManifest.xml file, the About Box will use these colours. This allows you to match your app colours:

        <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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