Introduction

Floating Action Button for Android based on Material Design specification

Informations

Creator
futuresimple
futuresimple
Git URL:
Language
Java
Min SDK:
Android 4.0
License:
Apache License
Created At:
Sep 19, 2014
Last Updated:
Dec 10, 2017
Star:
5191
Fork:
1405
Watcher count:
259
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Description

FloatingActionButton

Yet another library for drawing Material Design promoted actions.

Features

  • Support for normal 56dp and mini 40dp buttons.

    Demo

  • Customizable background colors for normal and pressed states and icon drawable.

    Demo

  • Convenience AddFloatingActionButton class with plus icon drawn in code.

  • FloatingActionsMenu which can be expanded/collapsed to reveal multiple actions.

    Demo

  • Optional labels for buttons in FloatingActionsMenu.

    Demo

Usage

Just add the dependency to your build.gradle:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.getbase:floatingactionbutton:1.10.1'
}

To see how the buttons are added to your xml layouts, check the sample project.

Caveats

The API is extremely limited at the moment. It solves few select use cases in the app I'm working on.

Unlike some other FloatingActionButton libraries this library doesn't implement "quick return" pattern, i.e. hiding the button on scrolling down and showing it on scrolling up. That's intentional, I think that should be responsibility of another component, not the button itself.

This library is minSdkVersion=14 and if that changes, the version number will be increased, not decreased. It means that Honeycomb, Gingerbread or - gods forbid - Froyo, won't ever be supported. I won't even consider merging pull requests fully implementing support for older versions. We need to move on as Android community and focus on delivering value for 95% of users of modern Android OS instead of jumping through burning hoops to support ancient devices with ancient OS.

If you really require support for older Android versions, str4d maintains a version of this library with minSdkVersion=4.

Credits

I used FloatingActionButton library by Oleksandr Melnykov as a base for development.

License


Copyright (C) 2014 Jerzy Chalupski

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.

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