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A notifier view for iOS that resides in the status bar.
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README.md

FDStatusBarNotifier is a UIView subclass that let you display notifications using the space in which the status bar resides.

It’s as easy to use as UIAlertView, here is an example:

// from a view controller
FDStatusBarNotifierView *notifierView = [[FDStatusBarNotifierView alloc] initWithMessage:@"Hi"];
notifierView.timeOnScreen = 3.0;
[notifierView showInWindow:self.view.window];

When you call showInWindow: the status bar disappear and the notifier view takes its place with a smooth animation.

How to use it

To use it just drag and drop FDStatusBarNotifierView.h and FDStatusBarNotifierView.m in your project, import the .h file in your view controller implementation and use the code shown in the example above.

More

  • If you set the shouldHideOnTap property to YES when the user touch the message it will be hidden.
  • If the message you want to display doesn’t fit in the status bar it will be animated and scroll horizontally to display the full text.

Optional delegate methods

I've also created some handy self-explanatory delegate methods, if you need them.

- (void)willPresentNotifierView:(FDStatusBarNotifierView *)notifierView;  // before animation and showing view
- (void)didPresentNotifierView:(FDStatusBarNotifierView *)notifierView;   // after animation
- (void)willHideNotifierView:(FDStatusBarNotifierView *)notifierView;     // before hiding animation
- (void)didHideNotifierView:(FDStatusBarNotifierView *)notifierView;      // after animation
- (void)notifierViewTapped:(FDStatusBarNotifierView *)notifierView;       // user tap the status bar message

Contribute

Feel free to help out by sending pull requests or by creating new issues.

Contributors

  • ZachOrr: iPad support, hide on tap, better handling of device’s screen sizes.
  • dbsGen: if the message to display doesn’t fit in the status bar, it will scroll horizontally.

TO DO

  • Add support for multiple orientations (currently only portrait is supported).
  • Properly manage the animation queue, to avoid unexpected behavior when showInWindow: is called multiple times.

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2012 Francesco Di Lorenzo

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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