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πŸ’³ EasyFlipView

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Built with ❀︎ by Wajahat Karim and contributors

A quick and easy flip view through which you can create views with two sides like credit cards, poker cards etc.

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πŸ’» Installation

Add this in your app's build.gradle file:

dependencies {
  implementation 'com.wajahatkarim3.EasyFlipView:EasyFlipView:3.0.0'

New in the EasyFlipView From the version 3.0.0, this library will only support Android X naming artifacts. If you want to use the versions, then use 2.1.2 version.

Or add EasyFlipView as a new dependency inside your pom.xml


❔ Usage


EasyFlipView In XML layouts("Vertical")


	<!-- Back Layout Goes Here -->
	<include layout="@layout/flash_card_layout_back"/>
	<!-- Front Layout Goes Here -->
	<include layout="@layout/flash_card_layout_front"/>


EasyFlipView In XML layouts("Horizontal")


	<!-- Back Layout Goes Here -->
	<include layout="@layout/flash_card_layout_back"/>

	<!-- Front Layout Goes Here -->
	<include layout="@layout/flash_card_layout_front"/>


🎨 Customizations & Attributes

All customizable attributes for EasyFlipView

Attribute Name Default Value Description
app:flipOnTouch="true" true Whether card should be flipped on touch or not.
app:flipDuration="400" 400 The duration of flip animation in milliseconds.
app:flipEnabled="true" true If this is set to false, then it won't flip ever in Single View and it has to be always false for RecyclerView
app:flipType="horizontal" vertical Whether card should flip in vertical or horizontal
app:flipType="horizontal" vertical Whether card should flip in vertical or horizontal
app:flipFrom="right" app:flipFrom="back" left front Whether card should flip from left to right Or right to left(Horizontal type) or car should flip to front or back(Vertical type)
app:autoFlipBack="true" false If this is set to true, then he card will be flipped back to original front side after the time set in autoFlipBackTime.
app:autoFlipBackTime="1000" 1000 The time in milliseconds (ms), after the card will be flipped back to original front side.

In Code (Java)

// Flips the view with or without animation

// Sets and Gets the Flip Animation Duration in milliseconds (Default is 400 ms)
int dur = mYourFlipView.getFlipDuration();

// Sets and gets the flip enable status (Default is true)
boolean flipStatus = mYourFlipView.isFlipEnabled();

// Sets and gets the flip on touch status (Default is true)
boolean flipTouchStatus = mYourFlipView.isFlipOnTouch();

// Get current flip state in enum (FlipState.FRONT_SIDE or FlipState.BACK_SIDE)
EasyFlipView.FlipState flipSide = mYourFlipView.getCurrentFlipState();

// Get whether front/back side of flip is visible or not.
boolean frontVal = mYourFlipView.isFrontSide();
boolean backVal = mYourFlipView.isBackSide();

// Get/Set the FlipType to FlipType.Horizontal
boolean isHorizontal = mYourFlipView.isHorizontalType();

// Get/Set the FlipType to FlipType.Vertical
boolean isVertical = mYourFlipView.isVerticalType();

// Get/Set if the auto flip back is enabled
boolean isAutoFlipBackEnabled = mYourFlipView.isAutoFlipBack();

// Get/Set the time in milliseconds (ms) after the view is auto flip back to original front side
int autoflipBackTimeInMilliseconds = mYourFlipView.getAutoFlipBackTime();

// Sets the animation direction from left (horizontal) and back (vertical)

// Sets the animation direction from right (horizontal) and front (vertical)

// Sets the animation direction from front (vertical) and right (horizontal)

// Sets the animation direction from back (vertical) and left (horizontal)

// Returns the flip type from direction. For horizontal, it will be either right or left and for vertical, it will be front or back.

Flip Animation Listener

EasyFlipView easyFlipView = (EasyFlipView) findViewById(;
easyFlipView.setOnFlipListener(new EasyFlipView.OnFlipAnimationListener() {
            public void onViewFlipCompleted(EasyFlipView flipView, EasyFlipView.FlipState newCurrentSide) 
                // ...
                // Your code goes here
                // ...

❌ Known Issues

The EasyFlipView doesn't flip when used in RecyclerView. This is because the EasyFlipView uses the onTouch() method to intercept the touch events and flip the view accordingly. One easier solution is to disable the flipOnTouch attribute in XML by this.


Now, your RecyclerView will scroll but the EasyFlipView will not flip or animate on touch etc. You will have to manually flip the view by calling the method mYourFlipView.flipTheView() inside the adapter or ViewHolder class of the RecyclerView. For example,

public class MyRecyclerViewAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<MyRecyclerViewAdapter.ViewHolder> {

    private List<Object> mData;
    private LayoutInflater mInflater;
    private ItemClickListener mClickListener;

    // data is passed into the constructor
    MyRecyclerViewAdapter(Context context, List<Object> data) {
        this.mInflater = LayoutInflater.from(context);
        this.mData = data;

    // inflates the row layout from xml when needed
    public ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
        View view = mInflater.inflate(R.layout.recyclerview_row, parent, false);
        return new ViewHolder(view);

    // binds the data to the TextView in each row
    public void onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder holder, int position) {
        String textData = (String) mData.get(position);

    // total number of rows
    public int getItemCount() {
        return mData.size();

    // stores and recycles views as they are scrolled off screen
    public class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener {
        TextView myTextView;
	EasyFlipView myEasyFlipView;

        ViewHolder(View itemView) {
            myTextView = itemView.findViewById(;
	    myEasyFlipView = itemView.findViewById(;

        public void onClick(View view) {
            if (mClickListener != null) {
	    	mClickListener.onItemClick(view, getAdapterPosition());

    // convenience method for getting data at click position
    String getItem(int id) {
        return mData.get(id);

    // allows clicks events to be caught
    void setClickListener(ItemClickListener itemClickListener) {
        this.mClickListener = itemClickListener;

    // parent activity will implement this method to respond to click events
    public interface ItemClickListener {
        void onItemClick(View view, int position);

The EasyFlipView has a strange behaviour when the back and front layouts are a CardView. To workaround it, wrap your CardView in a FrameLayout or other ViewGroup.

πŸ’° Donations

This project needs you! If you would like to support this project's further development, the creator of this project or the continuous maintenance of this project, feel free to donate. Your donation is highly appreciated (and I love food, coffee and beer). Thank you!


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πŸ‘¨ Developed By

Wajahat Karim

πŸ’– Special Thanks

πŸ‘ How to Contribute

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

πŸ“ƒ License

Copyright 2018 Wajahat Karim

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