Customisable smart app banners for iOS and Android
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Customisable smart app banner for iOS and Android.

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  • Pure JavaScript, no jQuery (12 KB in size)
  • ECMAScript 6 source
  • Default Smart App Banner like design
  • Customisable design by using
    • automatically generated smartbanner--<platform> class on wrapper
    • custom design modifier for externally defined styles or same design on all platforms
  • Fully customisable info
  • Close button that
  • Platform-specific app icon URL
  • Platform-specific URL for View button
  • jQuery Mobile and AngularJS compliance
  • User Agent specific targeting

Basic Usage

smartbanner.js works automagically given following meta tags:

<!-- Start SmartBanner configuration -->
<meta name="smartbanner:title" content="Smart Application">
<meta name="smartbanner:author" content="SmartBanner Contributors">
<meta name="smartbanner:price" content="FREE">
<meta name="smartbanner:price-suffix-apple" content=" - On the App Store">
<meta name="smartbanner:price-suffix-google" content=" - In Google Play">
<meta name="smartbanner:icon-apple" content="https://url/to/apple-store-icon.png">
<meta name="smartbanner:icon-google" content="https://url/to/google-play-icon.png">
<meta name="smartbanner:button" content="VIEW">
<meta name="smartbanner:button-url-apple" content="https://ios/application-url">
<meta name="smartbanner:button-url-google" content="https://android/application-url">
<meta name="smartbanner:enabled-platforms" content="android,ios">
<!-- End SmartBanner configuration -->

Additionally, JavaScript and CSS has to be included:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/component/dist/smartbanner.min.css">
<script src="path/to/component/dist/smartbanner.min.js"></script>

Advanced usage

Hide the smartbanner for certain User Agents

There are cases where you do not want to show the smart app banner on all Android and/or all iOS devices. For example:

  • your app is availabe only for some Android/iOS versions
  • your app is only availabe on iPhone, but not iPad
  • your app is a web app which also shows this website, but of course should not show the smart app banner.

In this case you can define a regular expression, which matches all user agent strings that should be excluded. Just add another meta tag like the following:

<meta name="smartbanner:exclude-user-agent-regex" content="^.*My Example Webapp$">

This regular expression would match any user agent string, that ends with My Example Webapp.

Show the smartbanner for certain User Agents

In addition to blacklisting certain user agents using the regex explained in the previous section, you can also whitelist certain user agents:

<meta name="smartbanner:include-user-agent-regex" content="iPhone 7">

Note: You can define enabled-platforms, exclude-user-agent-regex and include-user-agent-regex at the same time. enabled-platforms has the lowest priority, exclude-user-agent-regex the highest priority.

Disable Positioning

If you want to position smart app banner yourself (e.g. in CSS), you can disable built-in positioning with following option:

<meta name="smartbanner:disable-positioning" content="true">

Hide the smartbanner completely

If you want to prevent smartbanner rendering in some html pages, you can add optional meta tag:

<meta name="smartbanner:enabled-platforms" content="none">

Time-limited close

By default smartbanner would not reappear if closed. This can be prevented with hide-ttl option. Following example would keep smartbanner closed for 10 seconds (10000 ms):

<meta name="smartbanner:hide-ttl" content="10000">

Path-designated close

By default smartbanner would reappear if site path changes. Following example would keep smartbanner closed site-wide:

<meta name="smartbanner:hide-path" content="/">

Custom design modifier

smartbanner uses built-in platform-specific styles (e.g. smartbanner--ios or smartbanner--android), but this behaviour can be altered by adding custom design modifier that allows use of:

  • externally defined styles, e.g.:

    <meta name="smartbanner:custom-design-modifier" content="">

    which would add class on wrapper.

  • forced platform-specific styles on all platforms, e.g.:

    <meta name="smartbanner:custom-design-modifier" content="ios">

    which would add smartbanner--ios class on wrapper regardless of actual platform.




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