bubble_head 0.0.4
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A flutter plugin to enable you launch a bubble while putting your application to background and upon clicking the bubble brings your application back to foreground

bubble_head #

A flutter plugin to enable you launch a bubble while putting your application to background and upon clicking the bubble brings your application back to foreground

Getting Started #

Add dependency #

    dependencies: 
        bubble_head: ^0.0.4

Add in android-manifest file (../main/AndroidManifest.xml) #

If you are unsure on where to do this, you can reference the example project AndroidManifest.xml file here

Add SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission in manifest

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW"/>

NOTE: For best UX practices, you should request for SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission on your application launch (if permission status is not granted) To request for permission, we advise the use of this package

Add intent-filter in activity tag

    <intent-filter>
        <action android:name="intent.bring.app.to.foreground" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
    </intent-filter>

Add service in application tag

    <service
        android:name="com.dsaved.bubblehead.bubble.BubbleHeadService"
        android:enabled="true"
        android:exported="false"/>

Note: To set bubble icon, create assets/images folder path and add your png icon with name icon.png to the directory (ensure to import assets in your pubspec.yaml file) #

GIF illustration

Examples #

To start bubble [This puts your app in background and can be re-launched (brought to foreground) on tap of the bubble]

    Bubble _bubble = new Bubble();

    Future<void> startBubbleHead() async {
    
        try {
            await _bubble.startBubbleHead();
        } on PlatformException {
            print('Failed to call startBubbleHead');
        }
    }

To stop/close bubble

    Bubble _bubble = new Bubble();

    Future<void> stopBubbleHead() async {
    
        try {
            await _bubble.stopBubbleHead();
        } on PlatformException {
            print('Failed to call stopBubbleHead');
        }
    }

You can prevent the default action of putting your application in background when starting bubble_head by setting sendAppToBackground parameter when starting bubble head (if you choose to use another means of sending your application to background)

    Bubble _bubble = new Bubble();

    Future<void> startBubbleHead() async {
    
        try {
            // this will only display the bubble-head without sending the application to background
            await _bubble.startBubbleHead(sendAppToBackground: false);
        } on PlatformException {
            print('Failed to call startBubbleHead');
        }
    }

Other parameters (You can choose to tweak optional parameters when initializing bubble)

    Bubble({
        this.shouldBounce = true,
        this.allowDragToClose = true,
        this.showCloseButton = false,
    });
    Bubble().startBubbleHead(sendAppToBackground: true);

Parameter Definition

  • shouldBounce - Defaults to True (Adds animation to bubble-head)
  • allowDragToClose - Defaults to True (Enables dragging bubble to bottom screen to exit)
  • showCloseButton - Defaults to False (Adds a close button icon to the bubble-head)
  • sendAppToBackground - Defaults to True (Sends application to background)

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A flutter plugin to enable you launch a bubble while putting your application to background and upon clicking the bubble brings your application back to foreground

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