Pull to Refresh

Android Libraries, Pull to Refresh

(My) Open Source Libraries

Over the past few months I've been receiving a ton of emails, tweets, G+ mentions and GitHub issues in connection with my open source libraries. So I thought I would set out what my plan is for them in the future, and the order in which I'll be tackling the backlog. ActionBar-PullToRefresh The library which is taking up the majority of my personal dev time at the moment before it hits v1.0. I've done this library a bit differently that my previous ones as I've developed it in the open, whereas
Chris Banes
Android Libraries, Pull to Refresh

ActionBar-PullToRefresh

So this is my first blog post on ActionBar-PullToRefresh. I've been mainly talking about it on Google+ up until now as it simply was not ready for production use. Well today I tagged and push v0.4 of the project, which adds the main missing feature: automatically styling based on your Action Bar style. First of all here's a video of how it works: Features So here's a non-exhaustive list of it's features: * By default mirrors the Gmail implementation: grow from center progress bar. * ListVie
Chris Banes
Pull to Refresh, Android Libraries

Android-PullToRefresh – Stopping Development

Android-PullToRefresh was started about 18 months ago, as I needed it for a project (Friendcaster). Since then I’ve kept maintaining the project, pushing it forward and adding new features. Well today I’m stopping development. There are two reasons for this, the first is that it is feature complete. The second reason is that the volume of ‘issues’ I get is taking up too much of my time. At the end of the day, it’s open source. If you want something added or fixed, you have the source to do so.
Chris Banes
Android Libraries, Pull to Refresh

Pull-to-Refresh Customisable Drawable

Following on from yesterday’s post [http://www.senab.co.uk/2012/05/23/pull-to-refresh-indicator-concept/] about making Pull-to-Refresh more discoverable, today I’ve made it a bit more customisable. As you can see above, instead of the standard Android indeterminate spinner we have Andy spinning instead. This drawable is completely customisable by you. That’s not all as I’ve removed the rotating arrows, and added an effect so that the drawable (in this case Andy) is rotated based on how far you’
Chris Banes
Pull to Refresh

Pull-to-Refresh Indicator Concept

Lots of evangelist Android developers dislike the Pull-to-Refresh pattern on Android. For instance Cyril Mottier wrote a whole blog post [http://android.cyrilmottier.com/?p=598] detailing his views and it’s well worth a read. The trouble with his arguments (in my opinion) is that he’s far too ‘pure’ in his views on using patterns from other platforms. For me, getting something which works well and people can use is more important than keeping to Google’s Pure Android [http://developer.android.co
Chris Banes