Chrome CustomTabs for Android demystified. Simplifies development and provides higher level classes including fallback in case Chrome isn't available on device.
How to create a new custom tab intent and start it with a keep-alive service as well as a fallback to plain old WebView should Chrome not be available on the device:
CustomTabsIntent customTabsIntent = new CustomTabsIntent.Builder() .addDefaultShareMenuItem() .setToolbarColor(this.getResources().getColor(R.color.colorPrimary)) .setShowTitle(true) .setCloseButtonIcon(backArrow) .build(); // This is optional but recommended CustomTabsHelper.addKeepAliveExtra(this, customTabsIntent.intent); // This is where the magic happens... CustomTabsHelper.openCustomTab(this, customTabsIntent, Uri.parse("https://github.com/saschpe/android-customtabs"), new WebViewFallback());
Preload CustomTabs in your Application.java to warm-up early and reduce start-up time:
// Preload custom tabs service for improved performance // This is optional but recommended registerActivityLifecycleCallbacks(new CustomTabsActivityLifecycleCallbacks());
Snapshots of the development version are available in Sonatype's
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