Jan 20th 2018 • Added this line in the dependencies list of build.gradle (Module: app): compile 'com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:+'
Jan 12th 2018 • Replaced "reportUser" with "updateKarma" into Comments.java, for all the ParseCloud functions of the upvote and downvote buttons (comments and topics): ParseCloud.callFunctionInBackground("updateKarma",...
Nov 9th 2017 • Added the following line into 'hTopicTxt' code in Home.xml, then into '' in 'commTopicTxt' in comments.xml and into 'ccCommentTxt' in cell_comment.xml, in order for links to be detected and clickable: android:autoLink="web"
Nov 2nd 2017 • Updated to Android Studio 3 and buildToolsVersion to '26.0.2'
Oct 6th 2017 • Added some lines of code into signupButt method in SignUp.java that save a default avatar in the User class • Added a custom 'pd.xml' file in the 'layout' folder and some code into Confgs.java ('showPD()' and 'hidePD()' methods), which are used to replace the ProgressDialog code in the java files (that's because ProgressDialog is deprecated by API 26 | Android O) So I've replaced all the: pd.dismiss(); pd.setMessagge(...); pd.show(); with the new lines of code to show and hide the custom ProgressDialog, which start with: Configs.showPD(...); Configs.hidePD();
Topics is a Universal App Template where users can browse random questions or even search them and join exciting conversations by posting/reading comments on each Topic.
This app allows users to earn special KARMA points based on created topics, posted comments and up-votes received for their topics/comments from other people.
It also has all the required report features for inappropriate topics, comments and/or users needed to pass the submission’s review for the Play Store.
Since its backend is by Parse you don’t have to buy any domain/hosting, there are NO PHP files to upload to a web server so you’ll save some money for server side.
Topics is a native Android Studio project, Java/XML language, Universal, super easy to customize, backend with Parse SDK hosted on https://back4app.com
About Parse SDK and back4app
Read this article for more info about back4app and Parse SDK: https://hubpages.com/technology/Parse-SDK-will-not-shutdown-in-thanks-to-back4app
Can I host Parse Server on my own server?
Yes, although I don’t provide support for the setup process, you can read the official Guide here: http://parseplatform.org
What about free support for this template?
I can offer free support for bugs encountered in the original code. Instead, if you’ve edited the code and messed something up with it, I may apply some fee to fix it either via TeamViewer or by checking your app project files directly on my computer.
How do I rename the app’s package name?
Read this tutorial to learn how to rename a package name: https://hubpages.com/technology/Android-How-to-rename-an-app-package
Should I use the latest version of Android Studio to edit this template?
Yes, I always update my apps to the latest version of the IDE and you also should make sure you’ve updated the Android Tools to their latest version of the Android SDK manager.
The demo APK crashes on startup
Make sure that the minimum Android version of your device is the one listed in the FEATURES section below. If the problem persists, please contact me by my profile’s contact form and send me the Logcat message of you get when the app crashes along with the steps you made to reproduce the crash. Please note that not all real devices print an error Logcat message, in this case just run the APK into the Android Studio’s emulator and you’ll surely get the red messages about your issue.
How do I remove AdMob banner ads?
- Enter the .xml files where there’s an AdView and remove its code:<com.google.android.gms.ads.AdView android:id="@+id/admobBanner" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" ads:adSize="BANNER" ads:adUnitId="@string/ADMOB_BANNER_UNIT_ID" android:layout_alignParentBottom="true" android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"> </com.google.android.gms.ads.AdView>
- Enter the .java files where there’s an AdRequest instance into its onCreate() method and remove its code:// Init AdMob banner AdView mAdView = (AdView) findViewById(R.id.admobBanner); AdRequest adRequest = new AdRequest.Builder().build(); mAdView.loadAd(adRequest);
- Lastly, remove the play-services-ads reference in the build.gradle file:compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-ads:+'
- Android Studio 3.x project – Universal – Android 5.0+
- AdMob banners
- Gesture ready: browse Topics by swiping left/right in the Home screen | Long press to refresh the Topics and get back to the latest one
- Create new Topics
- Post comments
- Get random Topics
- Push Notifications for comments and votes
- Profile screen with About, Topics and Comments sections
- PDF User Guide and PSD included (for icons and buttons)
- Easy to customize | Well commented code
- Apple Mac or Widows PC with their latest OS version installed
- The latest version of Android Studio and some knowledge about its UI interface
- Photoshop or any other image editor software
- A Google Developer account to submit apps to the Play Store
- An AdMob account to generate your own banner UNIT ID
- A free account on back4app.com
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