LessThanJake LessThanJake - 1 year ago 96
Android Question

Custom Intent for each app flavor?

Say I have app A and B. App B has multiple build flavors but each one is slightly different and I want to launch a specific flavor from app A.

I have considered using one custom shared intent but I don't want the OS to prompt the user about which version to use to handle the intent if they have multiple versions of B installed.

Is it possible to programatically define unique custom intents for each flavor of an application?

Answer Source

In order to use one shared AndroidManifest between multiple flavors and have unique intents for each I added a manifest placeholder for each flavor in build.gradle

default {
    manifestPlaceholders = [uriPrefix: "myprefix"]
    manifestPlaceholders = [uriPrefix: "otherprefix"]

In AndroidManfest.xml use a manifest placeholder like so in the intent filter:

            <action android:name="com.custom.app.${uriPrefix}.SOME_ACTION" />
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
            <data android:scheme="${uriPrefix}" />
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