bbnativeplayersdk

BB Native Player SDK public project homepage

View the Project on GitHub bluebillywig/bbnativeplayersdk

Getting Started

with Native Player SDK for Android

1. Create a new Android project

In Android studio, create a new Android project and select “Empty Activity”. Select the language of your choice, for this example we will be using kotlin. Use BBNativePlayerExample as the project name.

2. Add the bbnativeplayersdk dependency

Add com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk:bbnativeplayersdk:<version> to the app/build.gradle:

plugins {
    id 'com.android.application'
    id 'kotlin-android'
}

android { ... }

dependencies {
    ....
    implementation 'com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk:bbnativeplayersdk:&lt;version&gt;'
    ....
}

For build.gradle.kts this would be:

plugins {
    id("com.android.application")
    kotlin("android")
}

android { ... }

dependencies {
    ....
    implementation("com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk:bbnativeplayersdk:&lt;version&gt;")
    ....
}

Now wait until the gradle sync has finished.

3. Import the bbnativeplayersdk

Next, add the bbnativeplayersdk framework to the MainActivity using an import statement beneath the existing imports.

Java

package com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayerexample;
...
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayer;
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayerView;

Kotlin

package com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayerexample;
...
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayer
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayerView

4. Setup a (Linear)Layout

Next, add a LinearLayout in the parent layout in activity_main.xml. <LinearLayout android:id=”@+id/player_container” android:layout_width=”0dp” android:layout_height=”wrap_content” android:orientation=”vertical” app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf=”parent” app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf=”parent” app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf=”parent”/>

5. Create a BBNativePlayerView

In the onCreate method in the MainActivity add the following code to create a BBPlayerView and add it to the current view. Use your own embed url as jsonUrl parameter

Java

package com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayerexample;

import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayer;
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayerView;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
    private LinearLayout playerContainer;
    private BBNativePlayerView playerView;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

        playerContainer = findViewById(R.id.player_container);

        playerView = BBNativePlayer.Companion.createPlayerView(this, "https://demo.bbvms.com/p/native_sdk_inoutview/c/4256635.json", null);
    
    playerContainer.addView(playerView);
    }
}

Kotlin

package com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk_test

import android.os.Bundle
import android.widget.LinearLayout
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayer
import com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk.BBNativePlayerView

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    private lateinit var playerContainer: LinearLayout
    private var playerView: BBNativePlayerView? = null

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

        playerContainer = findViewById&lt;LinearLayout&gt;(R.id.player_container)

        playerView = BBNativePlayer.createPlayerView(this, "https://demo.bbvms.com/p/native_sdk_inoutview/c/4256635.json")
    
    playerContainer.addView(playerView)
    }
}

5. Implement the BBNativePlayerViewDelegate

For java this will ask if you would want to implement all methods in the BBNativePlayerViewDelegate, just say yes.

Java

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements BBNativePlayerViewDelegate {
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        ....
        playerView.delegate = this
    }
}

Kotlin

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity(), BBNativePlayerViewDelegate {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        ....
        playerView.setDelegate(this);
    }
}

6. Implement BBNativePlayerViewDelegate to receive all API events

Just a few methods are implemented here as an example. See the documentation for a full list.

Java

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements BBNativePlayerViewDelegate {
    ...
    @Override
    public void didTriggerPlaying(view: BBPlayerView) {
        Log.println(Log.INFO, "MainActivity", "Blue Billlywig Player: didTriggerPlay");
    }

    @Override
    public void didTriggerPause(view: BBPlayerView) {
        Log.println(Log.INFO, "MainActivity", "Blue Billlywig Player: didTriggerPause");
    }
    ...
}

Kotlin

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity(), BBNativePlayerViewDelegate {
    ...
    override fun didTriggerPlaying(view: BBPlayerView) {
        Log.println(Log.INFO, "MainActivity", "Blue Billywig Player: didTriggerPlaying")
    }

    override fun didTriggerPause(view: BBPlayerView) {
        Log.println(Log.INFO, "MainActivity", "Blue Billywig Player: didTriggerPause")
    }
    ...
}

8. Build and run the project

For more information and example code, check out our demo app at https://github.com/bluebillywig/bbnativeplayersdk-demo

9. Testing with snapshot version

For example: com.bluebillywig.bbnativeplayersdk:bbnativeplayersdk:&lt;version&gt;-SNAPSHOT

To test with a snapshot version with Android gradle plugin 4.2.2 and gradle version 6.7.1

Edit the root build.gradle(.kts) file and add:

allprojects {
    repositories {
        ...
        maven {
            url "https://s01.oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots"
            (or .kts)
            url = "https://s01.oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots"
        }
    }
}

To test with a snapshot version with Android gradle plugin 7.0 and gradle version 7.02 (and above)

Edit the root settings.gradle(.kts) file and add:

dependencyResolutionManagement {
    ...
    repositories {
        ...
        maven {
            url "https://s01.oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots"
            (or .kts)
            url = "https://s01.oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots"
        }
    }
}