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Android Contact Picker Library Update

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 in Coding

26 January 2013ยด- That is the date when the Android Contact Picker library first went live in the Maven central repository. The Android contact picker library enables you to support the workflow of opening the contact list, user picks a contact, selects a number and then have that number returned to your application through an Android Intent.

Since that time, several things have happened in the Android universe; new Android releases, migration to Gradle as the preferred build system for Android, introduction of Android Studio, Material Design and much more. acp_library_screenshot

Well, over the weekend, I updated and published v3.0.0 of the Android Contact Picker library to maven central. This update includes the following:

  • Update to Material design
  • New menu option for searching contacts
  • Menu option for adding a new contact
  • Added a new sample application for testing the app
  • Bug fixes

The new library is deployed as an .aar artifact to the Maven central repository. This is the library format currently preferred by gradle and eases integration with your current application. To use the library, simply add the dependency to your Gradle file as follows:

compile 'com.codinguser.android:contactpicker:3.0.0'

The minimum supported Android API level has also been increased from API level 7 to 8 and the library uses the AppCompat library for backwards compatibility support.

As always, your feedback is welcome! Tell me in the comments how you use the library, and what kinds of things you are missing, or just that you like it Winking smile

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  1. Avi Hayun says:

    Nice Work Ngewi,

    I thank you in the name of all the users which use THE BEST CONTACT PICKER for android ๐Ÿ™‚

    Seriously, maintaining it (into the Maven repo, Upgrading to gradle, Material design, the aar build etc) is a lot of work.

    For now, i am back to develop Java so I don’t do Android, but when I will get back to android I will surely go for a spin with the picker.

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