Routable, an in-app native URL router, for Android
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Consolidated callback arguments into RouteContext
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Routable

Routable is an in-app native URL router, for Android. Also available for iOS.

Usage

Set up your app's router and URLs:

import com.usepropeller.routable.Router;

public class PropellerApplication extends Application {
    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();
        
        // Set the global context
        Router.sharedRouter().setContext(getApplicationContext());
        // Symbol-esque params are passed as intent extras to the activities
        Router.sharedRouter().map("users/:id", UserActivity.class);
        Router.sharedRouter().map("users/new/:name/:zip", NewUserActivity.class);
    }
}

In your Activity classes, add support for the URL params:

import com.usepropeller.routable.Router;

public class UserActivity extends Activity {
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

        Bundle intentExtras = getIntent().getExtras();
        // Note this extra, and how it corresponds to the ":id" above
        String userId = intentExtras.get("id");
    }
}

public class NewUserActivity extends Activity {
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

        Bundle intentExtras = getIntent().getExtras();
        // Corresponds to the ":name" above
        String name = intentExtras.get("name");
        // Corresponds to the ":zip" above
        String zip = intentExtras.get("zip");
    }
}

Anywhere else in your app, open some URLs:

// starts a new UserActivity
Router.sharedRouter().open("users/16");
// starts a new NewUserActivity
Router.sharedRouter().open("users/new/Clay/94303");

Installation

Routable is currently an Android library project (so no Maven).

If you're in a hurry, you can just copy-paste the Router.java file.

Or if you're being a little more proactive, you should import the Routable project (this entire git repo) into Eclipse and reference it in your own project.

Features

Routable Functions

You can call arbitrary blocks of code with Routable:

Router.sharedRouter().map("logout", new Router.RouterCallback() {
    public void run(Router.RouteContext context) {
        User.logout();
    }
});

// Somewhere else
Router.sharedRouter().open("logout");

Open External URLs

Sometimes you want to open a URL outside of your app, like a YouTube URL or open a web URL in the browser. You can use Routable to do that:

Router.sharedRouter().openExternal("http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0")

Multiple Routers

If you need to use multiple routers, simply create new instances of Router:

Router adminRouter = new Router();

Router userRouter = new Router();

Contact

Clay Allsopp (http://clayallsopp.com)

License

Routable for Android is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.