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GlassActionBar is an Android library which implements a glass-like effect for the action bar.

The three most commonly used action bar implementations are supported: stock (API >13), ActionBarCompat and ActionBarSherlock.

The code of this library is based on techniques outlined by Nicolas Pomepuy in a recent blog post.

Example Image

Try out the sample application:

Android app on Google Play

Or browse the source code of the sample application for a complete example of use.

Including in your project

The library is pushed to Maven Central as a AAR, so you just need to add the following dependency to your build.gradle.

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.manuelpeinado.glassactionbar:glassactionbar:0.3.0'

Or if your project doesn't use the stock action bar, but one of the compatibility implementations, you would use the following:

dependencies {
    // Use the following if your project uses ActionBarCompat
    compile 'com.github.manuelpeinado.glassactionbar:glassactionbar-abc:0.3.0'
    // Or the following if your project uses ActionBarSherlock
    compile 'com.github.manuelpeinado.glassactionbar:glassactionbar-abs:0.3.0'


Using the library is really simple, just look at the source code of the provided samples:


Who's using it

Does your app use GlassActionBar? If you want to be featured on this list drop me a line.

Developed By

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Copyright 2013 Manuel Peinado

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