Minibar is “minimal bar” android library that is built to quickly show in-app user messages. These messages could be alert, notification or just plain info. By default, Android offers Notifications which can be used for the same purpose. But notifications don’t give the “in-app” user experience. Minibar messages are shown and dismissed within the app’s layout.
I strongly feel that, the best way to display a message to user, is to display it at the top of the screen. Android doesn’t provide anything that can achieve this. Android provides Snackbar, which by default, shows messages at the bottom. I have found that, messages shown at bottom are hard to read, distracting and annoying 😤.
This was the main motivation, to make a library that can show easy-to-read in-app messages to user. Needless to say that, if you come across bugs, have feature requests or suggestions, feel free to create an issue or send a pull request.
Checkout the source code at Github https://github.com/mayuroks/minibar