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Local Notification Tutorial


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Local Notification Tutorial

  1. 1. "Android Application Development Company India" Local Notification Tutorial
  2. 2. "Android Application Development Company India" Android Notifications Android allows to put notification into the titlebar of your application. The user can expand the notification bar and by selecting the notification the user can trigger another activity. Here we have used NotificationCompat because on older platform versions that don't offer expanded notifications, methods that depend on expanded notifications have no effect. For example, action buttons won't appear on platforms prior to Android 4.1. Action buttons depend on expanded notifications, which are only available in Android 4.1 and later. So provide support support lib v4 follow below step to create Notification with different style. Step 1: Create Notification Builder Create Notification Builder using NotificationCompat.Builder. Used for set various Notification Properties like its small and large icons,title priority ... // Building the notification NotificationCompat.Builder mBuilder = new NotificationCompat.Builder(context); Step 2 : Setting Notification Properties Once you have Builder object, you can set its Notification properties using Builder object as per your requirement. But this is mandatory to set at least following: A small icon, set by setSmallIcon() A title, set by setContentTitle() Detail text, set by setContentText() NotificationCompat.Builder mBuilder = new NotificationCompat.Builder( context).setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher) .setContentTitle("simple notification")
  3. 3. "Android Application Development Company India" .setContentText("the text of the simple notification") Step 3 - Attach Action to Notification This is an optional part and required if you want to attach an action with the notification. An action allows users to redirecte from the notification to an Activity in application, where they can look at one or more events or do further work. The action can be achived by a PendingIntent containing an Intent that starts an Activity in your application. To associate the PendingIntent with a gesture, call the appropriate method of NotificationCompat.Builder. For example, if you want to start Activity when the user clicks the notification text in the notification drawer, you add the PendingIntent by calling setContentIntent(). // Pending intent to the notification manager PendingIntent resultPending = stackBuilder.getPendingIntent(0, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT); // Building the notification NotificationCompat.Builder mBuilder = new NotificationCompat.Builder( context).setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher) .setContentTitle("simple notification") .setContentText("the text of the simple notification") .setContentIntent(resultPending);// attach action here. Step 4 : Issue the notifacation You pass the Notification object to the system by calling NotificationManager.notify() to send your notification. Make sure you call method on builder object before notifying it. This method combines all of the options that have been set and return a newNotification object. // mId allows you to update the notification later on. NotificationManager mNotificationManager.notify(10,; This Method post a notification to be shown in the status bar. If a notification with the same id has already been posted by application and has not yet been canceled, it will be replaced by the updated information.
  4. 4. "Android Application Development Company India" Set Notification Priority You can set the priority of a notification. The priority acts as a hint to the device UI about how the notification should be displayed. To set a notification's priority, callNotificationCompat.Builder.setPriority() and pass in one of the NotificationCompat priority constants. There are five priority levels, ranging from PRIORITY_MIN (-2) to PRIORITY_MAX (2); if not set, the priority defaults to PRIORITY_DEFAULT (0). Here we have created differet kind of Notification. Create a big view style to a notification To Create Notification in a big view when it's expanded, first create a NotificationCompat.Builder object with the normal view. Next, call Builder.setStyle() with a big view style object as its argument. Note: expanded notifications are not available on platforms prior to Android to handle notifications for Android 4.1 and for earlier platforms, read the section Handling compatibility. if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.JELLY_BEAN) { // Building the expandable content NotificationCompat.InboxStyle inboxStyle = new NotificationCompat.InboxStyle(); String lorem = context.getResources() .getString(R.string.long_lorem); String[] content = lorem.split("."); inboxStyle.setBigContentTitle("This is a big title"); for (String line : content) { inboxStyle.addLine(line); } // Building the notification NotificationCompat.Builder nBuilder = new NotificationCompat.Builder( context).setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher)
  5. 5. "Android Application Development Company India" .setContentTitle("Expandable notification") .setContentText("An example of an expandable notification") .setStyle(inboxStyle); mNotificationManager.notify(11,; } else { Toast.makeText(context, "Can't show", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show(); } Create Progress in a Notification To display a determinate progress bar, add the bar to your notification by calling setProgress() setProgress(max, progress, false) and then issue the notification. As your operation proceeds, increment progress, and update the notification. At the end of the operation, progress should equal max. A common way to call setProgress() is to set max to 100 and then increment progress as a "percent complete" value for the operation. You can either leave the progress bar showing when the operation is done, or remove it. In either case, remember to update the notification text to show that the operation is complete. to remove the progress bar, call setProgress() setProgress(0, 0, false). // used to update the progress notification final int progresID = new Random().nextInt(1000); // building the notification final NotificationCompat.Builder nBuilder = new NotificationCompat.Builder(context) .setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher) .setContentTitle("Progres notification") .setContentText("Now waiting") .setTicker("Progress notification created") .setUsesChronometer(true).setProgress(100, 0, true); AsyncTask<Integer, Integer, Integer> downloadTask = new AsyncTask<Integer, Integer, Integer>() { @Override
  6. 6. "Android Application Development Company India" protected void onPreExecute() { super.onPreExecute(); mNotificationManager.notify(progresID,; } @Override protected Integer doInBackground(Integer... params) { try { // Sleeps 2 seconds to show the undeterminated progress Thread.sleep(5000); // update the progress for (int i = 0; i < 101; i += 5) { nBuilder.setContentTitle("Progress running...") .setContentText("Now running...") .setProgress(100, i, false) .setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher) .setContentInfo(i + " %"); // use the same id for update instead created another // one mNotificationManager.notify(progresID,; Thread.sleep(500); } } catch (InterruptedException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } return null; } @Override protected void onPostExecute(Integer integer) { super.onPostExecute(integer);
  7. 7. "Android Application Development Company India" nBuilder.setContentText("Progress finished :D") .setContentTitle("Progress finished !!") .setTicker("Progress finished !!!") .setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher) .setUsesChronometer(false); mNotificationManager.notify(progresID,; } }; // Executes the progress task downloadTask.execute(); Now add Buttons to Notification Like Alarma Notification have two button one foe snoose and another for stop. Follow bellow steps to add buttons. Step 1: simply create simple notification as above discription. Step 2: use this method to add action when creating notification NotificationCompat.Builder addAction (int icon, CharSequence title, PendingIntent intent); Actions are typically displayed by the system as a button adjacent to the notification content. Note: Action buttons won't appear on platforms prior to Android 4.1. Action buttons depend on expanded notifications, which are only available in Android 4.1 and later. See bellow example for add buttons.
  8. 8. "Android Application Development Company India" if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.JELLY_BEAN) { // Prepare intent which is triggered if the notification button is // pressed Intent intent = new Intent(context, TestActivity.class); PendingIntent pIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(context, 0, intent, 0); // Building the notification NotificationCompat.Builder nBuilder = new NotificationCompat.Builder( context).setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher) .setContentTitle("Button notification") .setContentText("Expand to show the buttons...") .setTicker("Showing button notification") // action added here with pending intent. .addAction(R.drawable.ic_launcher, "Accept", pIntent) .addAction(R.drawable.ic_launcher, "Cancel", pIntent); mNotificationManager.notify(1001,; } else { Toast.makeText(context, "You need a higher version", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show(); } Link of Source Code