Android AppIntro and Onboarding – Libraries and Examples

Android App Intro and OnBoarding Libraries and Examples

In this article we want to explore solutions for easing up your app oboarding process.Basically see how to create an app intro page using several cool libraries.

(a). Onboarding

Android Library for easing up the onboarding process.

Here are its features:

  • Written in Kotlin
  • No boilerplate code
  • Easy initialization
  • Supports Lottie Animation View and Images with a Title and Description.

Here are the demos:

Android App OnBoarding

Android into page

Step 1: Install Onboarding

Start by specifying jitpack as a repository in your project’s build.gradle:

allprojects {
    repositories {
        ...
        maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }
    }
}

Then specify the dependency in the app’s build.gradle:

implementation 'com.github.akshaaatt:Onboarding:1.0.1'

Step 2: Write Code

Activity

To use Onboarder, you simply have to create a new Activity that extends OnboardAdvanced or OnboardLegacy like the following:

class MyCustomOnboarder : OnboardAdvanced() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        // Make sure you don't call setContentView!

        // Call addSlide passing your Fragments.
        // You can use OnboardFragment to use a pre-built fragment
        addSlide(OnboardFragment.newInstance(
                title = "Welcome...",
                description = "This is the first slide of the example"
        ))
        addSlide(OnboardFragment.newInstance(
                title = "...Let's get started!",
                description = "This is the last slide, I won't annoy you more :)"
        ))
    }

    override fun onSkipPressed(currentFragment: Fragment?) {
        super.onSkipPressed(currentFragment)
        // Decide what to do when the user clicks on "Skip"
        finish()
    }

    override fun onDonePressed(currentFragment: Fragment?) {
        super.onDonePressed(currentFragment)
        // Decide what to do when the user clicks on "Done"
        finish()
    }
}

Fragment

You can use the AppIntroFragment if you just want to customize title, description, image and colors. That’s the suggested approach if you want to create a quick intro:

addSlide(OnboardFragment.newInstance(
    title = "The title of your slide",
    description = "A description that will be shown on the bottom",
    resourceId = R.drawable.the_central_icon, //or R.raw.your_json for LottieAnimationView
    backgroundDrawable = R.drawable.the_background_image,
    titleColor = Color.YELLOW,
    descriptionColor = Color.RED,
    backgroundColor = Color.BLUE,
    titleTypefaceFontRes = R.font.opensans_regular,
    descriptionTypefaceFontRes = R.font.opensans_regular,
    isLottie = true //To hide the imageView and enable the LottieAnimationView
))

Example

Here’s a full example, you do not need a layout:

package com.limerse.onboarding

import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.fragment.app.Fragment
import com.limerse.onboard.OnboardAdvanced
import com.limerse.onboard.OnboardFragment
import com.limerse.onboard.OnboardPageTransformerType
import com.limerse.onboard.model.SliderPage

class IntroActivity : OnboardAdvanced() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)

        addSlide(
            OnboardFragment.newInstance(
            "Welcome!",
            "Ever wondered what was missing in your life?",
            resourceId = R.raw.teen,
            titleTypefaceFontRes = R.font.lato,
            descriptionTypefaceFontRes = R.font.lato,
                backgroundDrawable = R.drawable.back_slide2,
                isLottie = true
        ))

        addSlide(OnboardFragment.newInstance(
            SliderPage(
            "Tired of Searching?",
            "Congratulations, you are at the right place!",
            resourceId = R.raw.location,
            backgroundDrawable = R.drawable.back_slide1,
            titleTypeface = "OpenSans-Light.ttf",
            descriptionTypeface = "OpenSans-Light.ttf",
                isLottie = true
        )
        ))

        addSlide(OnboardFragment.newInstance(
            "Meet, Code and Discuss",
            "Connect with the community of fierce developers!",
            resourceId = R.raw.rocket,
            backgroundDrawable = R.drawable.back_slide3,
            titleTypefaceFontRes = R.font.opensans_regular,
            descriptionTypefaceFontRes = R.font.opensans_regular,
            isLottie = true
        ))

        addSlide(OnboardFragment.newInstance(
            "Explore and Learn",
            "Contribute to the community and build your reputation!",
            resourceId = R.raw.trophy,
            backgroundDrawable = R.drawable.back_slide4,
            isLottie = true
        ))

        addSlide(OnboardFragment.newInstance(
            "Are you ready?",
            "Join us, support us and become a part of us!",
            resourceId = R.drawable.metabrainz,
        ))

        setTransformer(OnboardPageTransformerType.Parallax())
    }

    public override fun onSkipPressed(currentFragment: Fragment?) {
        super.onSkipPressed(currentFragment)
        finish()
    }

    public override fun onDonePressed(currentFragment: Fragment?) {
        super.onDonePressed(currentFragment)
        finish()
    }
}

Here’s the reference

Reference

Find the code reference here

(b). AppIntro

Make a cool intro for your Android app.

AppIntro is an Android Library that helps you build a cool carousel intro for your App. AppIntro has support for requesting permissions and helps you create a great onboarding experience in just a couple of minutes.

Here are its features:

  • API >= 14 compatible.
  • 100% Kotlin Library.
  • AndroidX Compatible.
  • Support for runtime permissions.
  • Dependent only on AndroidX AppCompat/Annotations, ConstraintLayout and Kotlin JDK.
  • Full RTL support.

Step 1: Install AppIntro

It’s also hosted in jitpack so you need to specify jitpack in your project level build.gradle:

repositories {
    maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
}

Then you add the implementation statement:

implementation 'com.github.AppIntro:AppIntro:6.1.0'

Step 2: Write Code

It’s usage is quite similar to that of the Onboarding library, as that library is inspired by AppIntro:

class MyCustomAppIntro : AppIntro() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        // Make sure you don't call setContentView!

        // Call addSlide passing your Fragments.
        // You can use AppIntroFragment to use a pre-built fragment
        addSlide(AppIntroFragment.newInstance(
                title = "Welcome...",
                description = "This is the first slide of the example"
        ))
        addSlide(AppIntroFragment.newInstance(
                title = "...Let's get started!",
                description = "This is the last slide, I won't annoy you more :)"
        ))
    }

    override fun onSkipPressed(currentFragment: Fragment?) {
        super.onSkipPressed(currentFragment)
        // Decide what to do when the user clicks on "Skip"
        finish()
    }

    override fun onDonePressed(currentFragment: Fragment?) {
        super.onDonePressed(currentFragment)
        // Decide what to do when the user clicks on "Done"
        finish()
    }
}

And if you are using fragment:

addSlide(AppIntroFragment.newInstance(
    title = "The title of your slide",
    description = "A description that will be shown on the bottom",
    imageDrawable = R.drawable.the_central_icon,
    backgroundDrawable = R.drawable.the_background_image,
    titleColor = Color.YELLOW,
    descriptionColor = Color.RED,
    backgroundColor = Color.BLUE,
    titleTypefaceFontRes = R.font.opensans_regular,
    descriptionTypefaceFontRes = R.font.opensans_regular,
))

Example

Find example here

Reference

Find compltere documentation here

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