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    react-native-notifier

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    Fast, simple, and customizable in-app notifications for React Native

    Demo of package

    Requirements

    This library uses react-native-gesture-handler, a perfect library for swipes, and other gesture events.

    If you are using react-navigation then you already have gesture-handler installed. If you don't, check Getting Started guide to install it: https://software-mansion.github.io/react-native-gesture-handler/docs/getting-started.html

    Installation

    yarn add react-native-notifier

    Or

    npm install --save react-native-notifier

    Usage

    Wrap your app with NotifierWrapper

    import { NotifierWrapper } from 'react-native-notifier';
    
    const App = () => (
      <NotifierWrapper>
        <Navigation />
      </NotifierWrapper>
    );

    Then call Notifier.showNotification() anywhere in code

    import { Notifier, Easing } from 'react-native-notifier';
    
    Notifier.showNotification({
      title: 'John Doe',
      description: 'Hello! Can you help me with notifications?',
      duration: 0,
      showAnimationDuration: 800,
      showEasing: Easing.bounce,
      onHidden: () => console.log('Hidden'),
      onPress: () => console.log('Press'),
      hideOnPress: false,
    });

    Or add NotifierRoot at end of your App.js component. With this approach you can show notification using reference to the NotifierRoot.

    Note that NotifierRoot should be the last component to display notifications correctly. Notifier.showNotification is also available.

    import { NotifierRoot } from 'react-native-notifier';
    
    function App() {
      const notifierRef = useRef();
      return (
        <>
          <Button
            title="Show Notification"
            onPress={() => notifierRef.current?.showNotification({ title: 'Using refs' })}
          />
          <NotifierRoot ref={notifierRef} />
        </>
      );
    }

    All props passed to NotifierWrapper or NotifierRoot will be used as default params of showNotification function. This can be useful to set default Component param.

    API

    showNotification

    Notifier.showNotification(params: object);
    

    Show notification with params.

    params

    Name Type Default Description
    title String null Title of notification. Passed to Component.
    description String null Description of notification. Passed to Component.
    duration Number 3000 Time after notification will disappear. Set to 0 to not hide notification automatically
    Component Component NotifierComponents.Notification Component of the notification body. You can use one of the built-in components, or your custom component.
    componentProps Object {} Additional props that are passed to Component. See all available props of built-in components in the components section.
    containerStyle Object|Function null Styles Object or a Function that will receive translateY: Animated.Value as first parameter and should return Styles that will be used in container. Using this parameter it is possible to create your own animations of the notification.
    containerProps Object {} Props of Animated Container
    queueMode String 'reset' Determines the order in which notifications are shown. Read more in the Queue Mode section.
    swipeEnabled Boolean true Can notification be hidden by swiping it out
    animationDuration Number 300 How fast notification will appear/disappear
    showAnimationDuration Number animationDuration || 300 How fast notification will appear.
    hideAnimationDuration Number animationDuration || 300 How fast notification will disappear.
    easing Easing null Animation easing. Details: https://reactnative.dev/docs/easing
    showEasing Easing easing || null Show Animation easing.
    hideEasing Easing easing || null Hide Animation easing.
    onShown () => void null Function called when entering animation is finished
    onStartHiding () => void null Function called when notification started hiding
    onHidden () => void null Function called when notification completely hidden
    onPress () => void null Function called when user press on notification
    hideOnPress Boolean true Should notification hide when user press on it
    swipePixelsToClose Number 20 How many pixels user should swipe-up notification to dismiss it
    swipeEasing Easing null Animation easing after user finished swiping
    swipeAnimationDuration Number 200 How fast should be animation after user finished swiping
    translucentStatusBar Boolean false Add additional top padding that equals to StatusBar.currentHeight. Android Only.

    hideNotification

    Notifier.hideNotification(onHiddenCallback?: (result: Animated.EndResult) => void);
    

    Hide notification and run callback function when notification completely hidden.

    clearQueue

    Notifier.clearQueue(hideDisplayedNotification?: boolean);
    

    Clear notifications queue and optionally hide currently displayed notification. Might be useful to run after logout, after which queued notifications should not be displayed.

    Queue Mode

    Queue mode is used to define the order in which the notification appears in case other notifications are being displayed at the moment.

    For example, if you have some important information like chat messages and you want the user to see all the notifications, then you can use standby mode. Or if you want to display something like an error message, then you can use reset mode.

    By default, reset mode is used, which means every new notification clears the queue and gets displayed immediately.

    In most cases, you will probably use only reset or standby modes.

    All possible modes:

    Mode Effect
    reset Clear notification queue and immediately display the new notification. Used by default.
    standby Add notification to the end of the queue.
    next Put notification in the first place in the queue. Will be shown right after the current notification disappears.
    immediate Similar to next, but also it will hide currently displayed notification.

    Components

    Currently, there are 2 components out of the box. If none of them fits your needs, then you can easily create your Custom Component.

    NotifierComponents.Notification

    Demo of Notification component

    Perfect for something like chat messages and notifications like "Someone left a comment". This component is used by default.

    import { Notifier, NotifierComponents } from 'react-native-notifier';
    
    Notifier.showNotification({
      title: 'Check this image!',
      description: 'Cool, right?',
      Component: NotifierComponents.Notification,
      componentProps: {
        imageSource: require('./react.jpg'),
      },
    });

    Available params:

    Name Type Default Description
    title String null Title of notification.
    description String null Description of notification.
    componentProps.titleStyle TextStyle null The style to use for rendering title.
    componentProps.descriptionStyle TextStyle null The style to use for rendering description.
    componentProps.imageSource Object null Passed to <Image /> as source param.
    componentProps.imageStyle ImageStyle null The style to use for rendering image.
    componentProps.containerStyle ViewStyle null The style to use for notification container.
    componentProps.ContainerComponent Component SafeAreaView A container of the component. Set it in case you use different SafeAreaView than the standard
    componentProps.maxTitleLines number null The maximum number of lines to use for rendering title.
    componentProps.maxDescriptionLines number null The maximum number of lines to use for rendering description.

    NotifierComponents.Alert

    Demo of Alert component

    Perfect to use as a system alerts, like "Something went wrong" or "Operation was succeed".

    import { Notifier, NotifierComponents } from 'react-native-notifier';
    
    Notifier.showNotification({
      title: 'The request was failed',
      description: 'Check your internet connection, please',
      Component: NotifierComponents.Alert,
      componentProps: {
        alertType: 'error',
      },
    });

    Available params:

    Name Type Default Description
    title String null Title of notification.
    description String null Description of notification.
    componentProps.titleStyle TextStyle null The style to use for rendering title.
    componentProps.descriptionStyle TextStyle null The style to use for rendering description.
    componentProps.alertType String 'success' Background color will be changed depending on the type. Available values: error(red), success(green), warn(orange) and info(blue).
    componentProps.backgroundColor String null While the background of the alert depends on alertType, you can also set the other color you want.
    componentProps.textColor String 'white' Color of title and description.
    componentProps.ContainerComponent Component SafeAreaView A container of the component. Set it in case you use different SafeAreaView than the standard
    componentProps.maxTitleLines number null The maximum number of lines to use for rendering title.
    componentProps.maxDescriptionLines number null The maximum number of lines to use for rendering description.

    Custom Component

    To customize look of the notification you can pass your own Component to showNotification function.

    This makes customization much simpler than passing "style" params. With custom components you can make notification look exactly like you want.

    This component will receive props title, description and anything else that you pass to componentProps object when calling showNotification.

    Example

    import React from 'react';
    import { StyleSheet, View, Text, SafeAreaView } from 'react-native';
    
    const styles = StyleSheet.create({
      safeArea: {
        backgroundColor: 'orange',
      },
      container: {
        padding: 20,
      },
      title: { color: 'white', fontWeight: 'bold' },
      description: { color: 'white' },
    });
    
    const CustomComponent = ({ title, description }) => (
      <SafeAreaView style={styles.safeArea}>
        <View style={styles.container}>
          <Text style={styles.title}>{title}</Text>
          <Text style={styles.description}>{description}</Text>
        </View>
      </SafeAreaView>
    );
    
    // ...
    
    // Then show notification with the component
    
    Notifier.showNotification({
      title: 'Custom',
      description: 'Example of custom component',
      Component: CustomComponent,
    });

    Demo of custom component

    Custom Animations

    Demo of Custom Animations

    It is easy to create your own animation using containerStyle param.

    When you pass a function as containerStyle param, it will receive a translateY Animated Value as first parameter. This Animated Value is a Driver of all Animations in this library and varies between -1000(notification completely hidden) and 0 (notification is shown). By default this value is used as a Y position of the Notification.

    So when you call showNotification — this value starts changing from -1000 to 0 and when the notification is starts hiding — the value is changing from 0 to -"height of the component"+50 (or -200, depending what is bigger) and when animation is finished, the values will be set to -1000 (just to make sure that the notification is completely hidden).

    You need to remember three points of the animated value:

    1. -1000 - Notification completely hidden;
    2. -200 - Most likely notification is still hidden, but will be visible soon (depending on height of the notification);
    3. 0 - Notification is shown.

    I know, this all is complicated, so here is a Code Example with combination of scaling and transition:

    const getContainerStyleWithTranslateAndScale = (translateY: Animated.Value) => ({
      transform: [
        {
          // this interpolation is used just to "clamp" the value and didn't allow to drag the notification below "0"
          translateY: translateY.interpolate({
            inputRange: [-1000, 0],
            outputRange: [-1000, 0],
            extrapolate: 'clamp',
          }),
          // scaling from 0 to 0.5 when value is in range of -1000 and -200 because mostly it is still invisible,
          // and from 0.5 to 1 in last 200 pixels to make the scaling effect more noticeable.
          scale: translateY.interpolate({
            inputRange: [-1000, -200, 0],
            outputRange: [0, 0.5, 1],
            extrapolate: 'clamp',
          }),
        },
      ],
    });
    
    Notifier.showNotification({
      title: 'Custom animations',
      description: 'This notification is moved and scaled',
      containerStyle: getContainerStyleWithTranslateAndScale,
    })

    Code from example above should work great on both Android and iOS.

    But if you will animate opacity style with component that have shadows (such as NotifierComponents.Notification) you may notice that on Android shadows doesn't animate properly. To fix this problem, you need to use containerProps parameter and pass needsOffscreenAlphaCompositing: true to it. Details: RN's Repository Issue

    const animatedContainerProps = isAndroid ? { needsOffscreenAlphaCompositing: true } : undefined;
    // ...
    Notifier.showNotification({
      title: 'Custom animations',
      description: 'This notification is moved and scaled',
      containerStyle: getContainerStyleWithTranslateAndScale,
      containerProps: animatedContainerProps,
    })

    Keep in mind that this library uses React Native's Animated library with Native Driver turned on, and the current version of React Native has a limited list of style properties that can be animated. Here you can view list of styles that can be animated.

    Also you can see the code of all Animations from Example GIF. Feel free to copy those animations to your codebase and play with them.

    Troubleshooting

    You might notice that some animations such as zoom in/out(using scale param) might work incorrectly on iOS and instead of just "scaling" component also moves up and down. That is because of padding that was added by SafeAreaView. This behavior can be fixed by moving safe area inset from component to container, like this:

    Notifier.showNotification({
      title: 'Zoom In/Out Animation',
      containerStyle: (translateY: Animated.Value) => ({
        // add safe area inset to the container
        marginTop: safeTopMargin,
        // ...
      }),
      // replace SafeAreaView with View
      componentProps: {
        ContainerComponent: View,
      },
    })

    This behavior will be fixed in feature releases.

    Using with react-native-navigation

    If you are using react-native-navigation, this issue might be helpful to use notifier with native-navigation: https://github.com/seniv/react-native-notifier/issues/16

    If you have any solutions or improvements in how to use notifier with native-navigation, then feel free to write comments in that thread!

    License

    MIT

    Install

    npm i react-native-notifier

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