Show messages on top of the status bar. Customizable colors, font and animation. Supports progress display and can show an activity indicator. iOS 7/8 ready. iOS6 support. Please open a Github issue, if you think anything is missing or wrong.

Animation

Screenshots

Installation

Manually:

  1. Drag the JDStatusBarNotification/JDStatusBarNotification folder into your project.
  2. Add #include "JDStatusBarNotification.h", where you want to use it

Usage

JDStatusBarNotification is a singleton. You don't need to initialize it anywhere. Just use the following class methods:

Showing a notification

+ (JDStatusBarView*)showWithStatus:(NSString *)status;
+ (JDStatusBarView*)showWithStatus:(NSString *)status
                      dismissAfter:(NSTimeInterval)timeInterval;

The return value will be the notification view. You can just ignore it, but if you need further customization, this is where you can access the view.

Dismissing a notification

+ (void)dismiss;
+ (void)dismissAfter:(NSTimeInterval)delay;

Showing progress

Progress animation

+ (void)showProgress:(CGFloat)progress;  // Range: 0.0 - 1.0

Showing activity

Activity screenshot

+ (void)showActivityIndicator:(BOOL)show
               indicatorStyle:(UIActivityIndicatorViewStyle)style;

Showing a notification with alternative styles

Included styles:

Use them with the following methods:

+ (JDStatusBarView*)showWithStatus:(NSString *)status
                         styleName:(NSString*)styleName;

+ (JDStatusBarView*)showWithStatus:(NSString *)status
                      dismissAfter:(NSTimeInterval)timeInterval
                         styleName:(NSString*)styleName;

To present a notification using a custom style, use the identifier you specified in addStyleNamed:prepare:. See Customization below.

Beware

@goelv / @dskyu informed me (see #15, #30), that his app got rejected because of a status bar overlay (for violating 10.1/10.3). So don't overuse it. Although I haven't heard of any other cases.

Customization

+ (void)setDefaultStyle:(JDPrepareStyleBlock)prepareBlock;

+ (NSString*)addStyleNamed:(NSString*)identifier
                   prepare:(JDPrepareStyleBlock)prepareBlock;

The prepareBlock gives you a copy of the default style, which can be modified as you like:

[JDStatusBarNotification addStyleNamed:<#identifier#>
                               prepare:^JDStatusBarStyle*(JDStatusBarStyle *style) {

                                   // main properties
                                   style.barColor = <#color#>;
                                   style.textColor = <#color#>;
                                   style.font = <#font#>;

                                   // advanced properties
                                   style.animationType = <#type#>;
                                   style.textShadow = <#shadow#>;
                                   style.textVerticalPositionAdjustment = <#adjustment#>;

                                   // progress bar
                                   style.progressBarColor = <#color#>;
                                   style.progressBarHeight = <#height#>;
                                   style.progressBarPosition = <#position#>;

                                   return style;
                               }];

Animation Types

  • JDStatusBarAnimationTypeNone
  • JDStatusBarAnimationTypeMove
  • JDStatusBarAnimationTypeBounce
  • JDStatusBarAnimationTypeFade

Progress Bar Positions

  • JDStatusBarProgressBarPositionBottom
  • JDStatusBarProgressBarPositionCenter
  • JDStatusBarProgressBarPositionTop
  • JDStatusBarProgressBarPositionBelow
  • JDStatusBarProgressBarPositionNavBar

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