NoticeBoard

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Language
Kotlin
Version
1.1.0 (Oct 18, 2019)
Created
Sep 13, 2019
Updated
Oct 31, 2019
Owner
Furkan Akdemir (furkanakdemir)
Contributors
nuhkoca
Furkan Akdemir (furkanakdemir)
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NoticeBoard

NoticeBoard is a changelog library for Android API 21+. It helps developers display the history of changes in their applications.

It shows a list of Release or UnRelease which contains a list of Change.

It receives a source of changes and config.

You can find a sample code of NoticeBoard in this repository.

NoticeBoardSample app is now available on Google Play.

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ACTIVITY DIALOG

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dependencies {
    implementation "net.furkanakdemir:noticeboard:1.1.0"
}

Usage

The pin function is used to show a change log list. It receives a lambda to make clients config their noticeboards.

Default configs are the following: TITLE: NoticeBoard DISPLAY_IN: Activity SOURCE_TYPE: Dynamic with empty list


NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    // configs
    title(...)
    displayIn(...)
    colorProvider(...)
    source(...)
}

this can be Fragment or Activity

Title

The title of a noticeboard can be set by title function.

NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    title("Release Notes")
}

Tag

The tag of a noticeboard can be set by tag function. It can be used to reset the number of noticeboard display after an update.

NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    tag(versionCode)
}

Display Options

NoticeBoard can be displayed in two ways.

Display Options
ACTIVITY
DIALOG
NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    displayIn(ACTIVITY)
}

Show Rules

The show rule of a noticeboard can be set by showRule function.

Show Rules
Once
Always
Limited
NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    showRule(Once)
    showRule(Always)
    showRule(Limited(3))
}

Color Provider

A color provider can be passed to provide the change type backgrounds.

Override the default color provider

class CustomColorProvider(private val context: Context) : NoticeBoardColorProvider(context) {
    override var colorAdded: Int = R.color.colorAccent
    override var colorChanged: Int = R.color.colorAccent
    override var colorDeprecated: Int = R.color.colorPrimary
    override var colorRemoved: Int = R.color.colorPrimary
    override var colorFixed: Int = R.color.colorPrimaryDark
    override var colorSecurity: Int = R.color.colorPrimaryDark
    override var colorDescriptionText = R.color.colorDescriptionCustom
    override var colorBackground: Int = R.color.colorBackgroundCustom
    override var colorTitleDialog: Int = R.color.colorTitleCustom
    override var colorTitleActivity: Int = R.color.colorTitleCustom
}

Or Implement ColorProvider interface

class CustomColorProvider : ColorProvider {
    override fun getChangeTypeBackgroundColor(changeType: ChangeType): Int {

    }

    override fun getBackgroundColor(): Int {

    }

    override fun getDescriptionColor(): Int {

    }

    override fun getTitleColor(displayOptions: DisplayOptions): Int {

    }
}

Finally, a custom color provider can be set by colorProvider function.

val customColorProvider = CustomColorProvider(this)

NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    colorProvider(customColorProvider)
}

Unreleased Section

An unreleased section can be added to a noticeboard.

UnRelease can be created dynamically

or

released field can be set to false in JSON or XML file. (default: true)

The position of the unreleased section can be configured. (default: TOP)

Position
TOP
BOTTOM
NONE

If TOP or BOTTOM is selected, all of the unreleased items are merged into one list. If NONE is selected, the items remains as it is.

NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    unreleasedPosition(BOTTOM)
}

Change Types

There are currently 6 built-in change types.

Change Type Enum
ADDED 0
CHANGED 1
DEPRECATED 2
REMOVED 3
FIXED 4
SECURITY 5

Source Types

There are currently 3 data source types.

Source
Dynamic
Json
Xml

Dynamic

Save releases by creating dynamically

val changes = listOf(
            Release("30 Sep 2019", "1.0.0",
                listOf(
                    Change("New Login Page", ADDED),
                    Change("Toolbar in Checkout", CHANGED),
                    Change("Old theme will be removed", DEPRECATED),
                    Change("Tutorial page is removed", REMOVED),
                    Change("Crash in Payment", FIXED),
                    Change("HTTPS only requests", SECURITY)
                )
            )
        )

NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    source(Dynamic(changes))
}

Json

Store releases by creating a json file to the /assets folder.

Here is an example of JSON file

[
  {
    "date": "30 Sep 2019",
    "version": "1.0.0",
    "released": true,
    "changes": [
      {
        "type": 0,
        "description": "New Login Page"
      },
      {
        "type": 1,
        "description": "Toolbar in Checkout"
      },
      {
        "type": 2,
        "description": "Old theme will be removed"
      },
      {
        "type": 3,
        "description": "Tutorial page is removed"
      },
      {
        "type": 4,
        "description": "Crash in Payment"
      },
      {
        "type": 5,
        "description": "HTTPS only requests"
      }
    ]
  }
]
val filepath = "sample.json"

NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    source(Json(filepath))
}

Xml

Store releases by creating a xml file to the /assets folder.

Here is an example of XML file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<releases>
    <release>
        <date>30 Sep 2019</date>
        <version>1.0.0</version>
        <released>true</released>
        <change>
            <description>New Login Page</description>
            <type>0</type>
        </change>
        <change>
            <description>Toolbar in Checkout</description>
            <type>1</type>
        </change>
        <change>
            <description>Old theme will be removed</description>
            <type>2</type>
        </change>
        <change>
            <description>Tutorial page is removed</description>
            <type>3</type>
        </change>
        <change>
            <description>Crash in Payment</description>
            <type>4</type>
        </change>
        <change>
            <description>HTTPS only requests</description>
            <type>5</type>
        </change>
    </release>
</releases>
val filepath = "sample.xml"

NoticeBoard(this).pin {
    source(Xml(filepath))
}

Upcoming

  1. Add Known Issues section support
  2. Add a custom change types
  3. Add MarkdownDataSource support
  4. Add remote data support
  5. Add a GOTO button
  6. New Date formats

Contribution

If you've found an error in the library or sample, please file an issue.

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request.

If you contributed to noticeboard but your name is not in the list, please feel free to add yourself to it!

License

Copyright 2019 Furkan Akdemir

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
limitations under the License.