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Highlight the best bits of your app to users quickly and cool

Highlight the best bits of your app to users quickly and cool

ShowcaseView

Highlight the best bits of your app to users quickly, simply, and cool...ly

The ShowcaseView (SCV) library is designed to highlight and showcase specific parts of apps to the user with a distinctive and attractive overlay. This library is great for pointing out points of interest for users, gestures, or obscure but useful items.

The library is based on the "Cling" view found in the Launcher on Ice-Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

Project set-up

ShowcaseView currently supports API LEVEL 11+

If you're using a Gradle-based project, then you can add SCV as a dependency directly:

compile 'com.github.amlcurran.showcaseview:library:5.4.3'

If you're using Maven (but not Gradle), you can add the APKlib as a dependency:

<dependency>
  <groupId>com.github.amlcurran.showcaseview</groupId>
  <artifactId>library</artifactId>
  <version>5.4.3</version>
  <type>apklib</type>
</dependency>

If you're using a standard project without either Maven or Gradle, you'll have to download the project, and the add the library manually to your project.

Usage

To use ShowcaseView, use the Builder pattern.

As an example:

new ShowcaseView.Builder(this)
    .setTarget(new ActionViewTarget(this, ActionViewTarget.Type.HOME))
    .setContentTitle("ShowcaseView")
    .setContentText("This is highlighting the Home button")
    .hideOnTouchOutside()
    .build();

You can use styles to customise how a ShowcaseView looks. I'll write more documentation soon, but for now, check out the sample project's styles.

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