An open source library offering the popular Google Now & Google Play cards views, additionnal features, view recycling and an optional Model-View-Controller structure.
Google Play Cards
This new type of card based on the new Google play design are highly customizable.
The parameters include :
- Title text (String)
- Description text (String)
- Title color (String)
- Stripe color (String)
- Menu overflow (Boolean)
- Touch feedback on click (Boolean)
Here is an example :
mCardView.addCard(new MyPlayCard( "Different Colors for Title & Stripe", "You can set any color for the title and any other color for the left stripe", "#f2a400", "#9d36d0", true, false));
In addition to the Google Play cards, I made a few changes to the original library by Nadav Fima.
Those changes include :
- Setting regular cards's description text programmatically
Called like this :
mCardView.addCard(new MyCard("title string", "description string");
- Setting stack titles's color programmatically_
Called like this :
CardStack stack = new CardStack(); stack.setTitle("Card Title"); stack.setColor("#33b5e5"); mCardView.addStack(stack);
- Attaching arbitrary data to cards
data property of
AbstractCard allows the programmer to attach arbitrary data to any
Card or even a stack of cards, since
CardStack extends AbstractCard.
This attached data can be set and retrived in the following fashion:
Integer myData = 42; card.setData(myData); //... Integer theData = (Integer) card.getData(); // theData == 42
- Setting custom card backgrounds
If you want to provide a custom
Drawable for the
Card's background, then use the
CardModel is essentially a copy of
AbstractCard, except that it is concrete, Serializable, and specifies a target type that should be used when put through
CardFactory defines a single, static function,
createCard(CardModel), which uses the Reflection API to inflate a
CardModel into a descendant of
AbstractCard as specified by
You can check-out an example at FLamparski's FLamparski/areabase, namely in the SummaryFragment class.
CardModel model = new CardModel("This is the card's description", "This is the card's title", BasicCard.class); BasicCard card = (BasicCard) CardFactory.createCard(model); // This cast is safe mCardUI.addCard(card);
Special thanks to https://github.com/FLamparski for the MVC implementation and data attachement/background modification commits.
I'm working on a supplementary example app for the CardsUI library. This app includes a little daemon to generate cards and set their parameters with a nice animated gui. Ultimately, the aim of this app will be to generate a zip file containing the code & resources needed for the cards "activity" the user generated in the app. Considering that the cards layouts need to be on the app side, and not on the library side, this could be useful.