android-shortcut-gradle-plugin

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Language
Groovy
Version
v0.1.2 (Nov 26, 2017)
Created
Nov 28, 2016
Updated
Mar 7, 2018
Owner
Sergey Solodovnikov (Zellius)
Contributors
John Carlson (Jawnnypoo)
Sergey Solodovnikov (Zellius)
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android-shortcut-gradle-plugin

Android Gradle plugin generates App Shortcuts shortcuts.xml for build flavors with different applicationId.

When it useful?

If you look at the official documentation of static App Shortcuts, you'll see that for each intent you need to set the android:targetPackage. But, what if you have different applicationId in different flavors?

android {
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "ru.solodovnikov.shortcutgradlehelper"
    }
    productFlavors {
        dev {
            applicationIdSuffix "dev"
        }
        prod {
            applicationId "ru.solodovnikov.shortcut"
        }
    }
}

In this example, you'll need copy your shortcuts.xml in two folder dev and prod with single difference. And if you create a new flavor with different applicationId you need to copy it again. Since at this moment we do not have any built-in merge tools applicationId from build.gradle to the shortcuts.xml this gradle plugin will be useful.

Example

  1. Create shortcuts.xml (or name it how you want) and put it in your project. Do not set any android:targetPackage.
<shortcuts xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <shortcut android:shortcutId="test1" android:enabled="true" android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
      android:shortcutShortLabel="@string/app_name" android:shortcutLongLabel="@string/app_name"
      android:shortcutDisabledMessage="@string/app_name">
      <intent android:action="android.intent.action.VIEW"
          android:targetClass="ru.solodovnikov.shortcuthelper.MainActivity" />
      <intent android:action="android.intent.action.VIEW"
          android:targetClass="ru.solodovnikov.shortcuthelper.SecondActivity" />
      <categories android:name="android.shortcut.conversation" />
  </shortcut>
</shortcuts>
  1. Apply android-shortcut-gradle-plugin.
buildscript {
    repositories {
      jcenter()
    }
    dependencies {
      classpath 'com.github.zellius:android-shortcut-gradle-plugin:0.1.2'
    }
}

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'
apply plugin: 'com.github.zellius.shortcut-helper'
  1. Set path to your shortcuts.xml.
shortcutHelper.filePath = '../shortcuts.xml'
  1. Set shortcuts.xml in your manifest.
<meta-data android:name="android.app.shortcuts"
           android:resource="@xml/shortcuts" />

Android Studio can mark @xml/shortcuts as "cannot resolve"...but it is ok :)

  1. PROFIT!!!!

You can try an example from the repository.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2017 Sergey Solodovnikov

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