CoverFlow in Android – Complete implementation with source code.

Have you seen the coverflow in iPhone.
This is the Android implementation of CoverFlow.

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Let’s see how.

This is the CoverFlow class that extends the Gallery.

package com.coderzheaven.coverflow;

import android.content.Context;
import android.graphics.Camera;
import android.graphics.Color;
import android.graphics.Matrix;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.animation.Transformation;
import android.widget.Gallery;
import android.widget.ImageView;

@SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
public class CoverFlow extends Gallery {

	/**
	 * Graphics Camera used for transforming the matrix of ImageViews
	 */
	private Camera mCamera = new Camera();

	/**
	 * The maximum angle the Child ImageView will be rotated by
	 */
	private int mMaxRotationAngle = 60;

	/**
	 * The maximum zoom on the centre Child
	 */
	private int mMaxZoom = -120;

	/**
	 * The Centre of the Coverflow
	 */
	private int mCoveflowCenter;

	public CoverFlow(Context context) {
		super(context);
		this.setStaticTransformationsEnabled(true);
		this.setBackgroundColor(Color.BLACK);
	}

	public CoverFlow(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
		super(context, attrs);
		this.setStaticTransformationsEnabled(true);
		this.setBackgroundColor(Color.BLACK);
	}

	public CoverFlow(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
		super(context, attrs, defStyle);
		this.setStaticTransformationsEnabled(true);
		this.setBackgroundColor(Color.BLACK);
	}

	/**
	 * Get the max rotational angle of the image
	 * 
	 * @return the mMaxRotationAngle
	 */
	public int getMaxRotationAngle() {
		return mMaxRotationAngle;
	}

	/**
	 * Set the max rotational angle of each image
	 * 
	 * @param maxRotationAngle
	 *            the mMaxRotationAngle to set
	 */
	public void setMaxRotationAngle(int maxRotationAngle) {
		mMaxRotationAngle = maxRotationAngle;
	}

	/**
	 * Get the Max zoom of the centre image
	 * 
	 * @return the mMaxZoom
	 */
	public int getMaxZoom() {
		return mMaxZoom;
	}

	/**
	 * Set the max zoom of the centre image
	 * 
	 * @param maxZoom
	 *            the mMaxZoom to set
	 */
	public void setMaxZoom(int maxZoom) {
		mMaxZoom = maxZoom;
	}

	/**
	 * Get the Centre of the Coverflow
	 * 
	 * @return The centre of this Coverflow.
	 */
	private int getCenterOfCoverflow() {
		return (getWidth() - getPaddingLeft() - getPaddingRight()) / 2
				+ getPaddingLeft();
	}

	/**
	 * Get the Centre of the View
	 * 
	 * @return The centre of the given view.
	 */
	private static int getCenterOfView(View view) {
		return view.getLeft() + view.getWidth() / 2;
	}

	/**
	 * {@inheritDoc}
	 * 
	 * @see #setStaticTransformationsEnabled(boolean)
	 */
	protected boolean getChildStaticTransformation(View child, Transformation t) {

		final int childCenter = getCenterOfView(child);
		final int childWidth = child.getWidth();
		int rotationAngle = 0;

		t.clear();
		t.setTransformationType(Transformation.TYPE_MATRIX);

		if (childCenter == mCoveflowCenter) {
			transformImageBitmap((ImageView) child, t, 0);
		} else {
			rotationAngle = (int) (((float) (mCoveflowCenter - childCenter) / childWidth) * mMaxRotationAngle);
			if (Math.abs(rotationAngle) > mMaxRotationAngle) {
				rotationAngle = (rotationAngle < 0) ? -mMaxRotationAngle
						: mMaxRotationAngle;
			}
			transformImageBitmap((ImageView) child, t, rotationAngle);
		}

		return true;
	}

	/**
	 * This is called during layout when the size of this view has changed. If
	 * you were just added to the view hierarchy, you're called with the old
	 * values of 0.
	 * 
	 * @param w
	 *            Current width of this view.
	 * @param h
	 *            Current height of this view.
	 * @param oldw
	 *            Old width of this view.
	 * @param oldh
	 *            Old height of this view.
	 */
	protected void onSizeChanged(int w, int h, int oldw, int oldh) {
		mCoveflowCenter = getCenterOfCoverflow();
		super.onSizeChanged(w, h, oldw, oldh);
	}

	/**
	 * Transform the Image Bitmap by the Angle passed
	 * 
	 * @param imageView
	 *            ImageView the ImageView whose bitmap we want to rotate
	 * @param t
	 *            transformation
	 * @param rotationAngle
	 *            the Angle by which to rotate the Bitmap
	 */
	private void transformImageBitmap(ImageView child, Transformation t,
			int rotationAngle) {
		mCamera.save();
		final Matrix imageMatrix = t.getMatrix();
		;
		final int imageHeight = child.getLayoutParams().height;
		;
		final int imageWidth = child.getLayoutParams().width;
		final int rotation = Math.abs(rotationAngle);

		mCamera.translate(0.0f, 0.0f, 100.0f);

		// As the angle of the view gets less, zoom in
		if (rotation < mMaxRotationAngle) {
			float zoomAmount = (float) (mMaxZoom + (rotation * 1.5));
			mCamera.translate(0.0f, 0.0f, zoomAmount);
		}

		mCamera.rotateY(rotationAngle);
		mCamera.getMatrix(imageMatrix);
		imageMatrix.preTranslate(-(imageWidth / 2), -(imageHeight / 2));
		imageMatrix.postTranslate((imageWidth / 2), (imageHeight / 2));
		mCamera.restore();
	}
}

Now the main activity that implements the coverflow.

package com.coderzheaven.coverflow;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Context;
import android.graphics.Bitmap;
import android.graphics.Bitmap.Config;
import android.graphics.BitmapFactory;
import android.graphics.Canvas;
import android.graphics.LinearGradient;
import android.graphics.Matrix;
import android.graphics.Paint;
import android.graphics.PorterDuff.Mode;
import android.graphics.PorterDuffXfermode;
import android.graphics.Shader.TileMode;
import android.graphics.drawable.BitmapDrawable;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.BaseAdapter;
import android.widget.ImageView;

public class CoverFlowDemo extends Activity {

	@SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
	@Override
	public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
		super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

		CoverFlow coverFlow;
		coverFlow = new CoverFlow(this);

		coverFlow.setAdapter(new ImageAdapter(this));

		ImageAdapter coverImageAdapter = new ImageAdapter(this);

		coverFlow.setAdapter(coverImageAdapter);

		coverFlow.setSpacing(-25);
		coverFlow.setSelection(4, true);
		coverFlow.setAnimationDuration(1000);

		setContentView(coverFlow);
	}

	public class ImageAdapter extends BaseAdapter {
		int mGalleryItemBackground;
		private Context mContext;

		private Integer[] mImageIds = { R.drawable.android,
				R.drawable.img1, R.drawable.img2,
				R.drawable.img3, R.drawable.img4,
				R.drawable.img1, R.drawable.img2,
				R.drawable.img3, R.drawable.img4
		};

		private ImageView[] mImages;

		public ImageAdapter(Context c) {
			mContext = c;
			mImages = new ImageView[mImageIds.length];
		}

		@SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
		public boolean createReflectedImages() {
			// The gap we want between the reflection and the original image
			final int reflectionGap = 4;

			int index = 0;
			for (int imageId : mImageIds) {
				Bitmap originalImage = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(
						getResources(), imageId);
				int width = originalImage.getWidth();
				int height = originalImage.getHeight();

				// This will not scale but will flip on the Y axis
				Matrix matrix = new Matrix();
				matrix.preScale(1, -1);

				// Create a Bitmap with the flip matrix applied to it.
				// We only want the bottom half of the image
				Bitmap reflectionImage = Bitmap.createBitmap(originalImage, 0,
						height / 2, width, height / 2, matrix, false);

				// Create a new bitmap with same width but taller to fit
				// reflection
				Bitmap bitmapWithReflection = Bitmap.createBitmap(width,
						(height + height / 2), Config.ARGB_8888);

				// Create a new Canvas with the bitmap that's big enough for
				// the image plus gap plus reflection
				Canvas canvas = new Canvas(bitmapWithReflection);
				// Draw in the original image
				canvas.drawBitmap(originalImage, 0, 0, null);
				// Draw in the gap
				Paint deafaultPaint = new Paint();
				canvas.drawRect(0, height, width, height + reflectionGap,
						deafaultPaint);
				// Draw in the reflection
				canvas.drawBitmap(reflectionImage, 0, height + reflectionGap,
						null);

				// Create a shader that is a linear gradient that covers the
				// reflection
				Paint paint = new Paint();
				LinearGradient shader = new LinearGradient(0,
						originalImage.getHeight(), 0,
						bitmapWithReflection.getHeight() + reflectionGap,
						0x70ffffff, 0x00ffffff, TileMode.CLAMP);
				// Set the paint to use this shader (linear gradient)
				paint.setShader(shader);
				// Set the Transfer mode to be porter duff and destination in
				paint.setXfermode(new PorterDuffXfermode(Mode.DST_IN));
				// Draw a rectangle using the paint with our linear gradient
				canvas.drawRect(0, height, width,
						bitmapWithReflection.getHeight() + reflectionGap, paint);

				ImageView imageView = new ImageView(mContext);
				imageView.setImageBitmap(bitmapWithReflection);
				android.widget.Gallery.LayoutParams imgLayout = new CoverFlow.LayoutParams(
						320, 480);
				imageView.setLayoutParams(imgLayout);
				imageView.setPadding(30, 100, 20, 20);
				mImages[index++] = imageView;

			}
			return true;
		}

		public int getCount() {
			return mImageIds.length;
		}

		public Object getItem(int position) {
			return position;
		}

		public long getItemId(int position) {
			return position;
		}

		@SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
		public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {

			// Use this code if you want to load from resources
			ImageView i = new ImageView(mContext);
			i.setImageResource(mImageIds[position]);
			i.setLayoutParams(new CoverFlow.LayoutParams(380, 450));
			i.setScaleType(ImageView.ScaleType.CENTER_INSIDE);

			// Make sure we set anti-aliasing otherwise we get jaggies
			BitmapDrawable drawable = (BitmapDrawable) i.getDrawable();
			drawable.setAntiAlias(true);
			return i;

			// return mImages[position];
		}

		/**
		 * Returns the size (0.0f to 1.0f) of the views depending on the
		 * 'offset' to the center.
		 */
		public float getScale(boolean focused, int offset) {
			/* Formula: 1 / (2 ^ offset) */
			return Math.max(0, 1.0f / (float) Math.pow(2, Math.abs(offset)));
		}

	}
}

OK Done. Now go on and Run your project.

CoverFlow

Download the Complete android source code from here.

7 thoughts on “CoverFlow in Android – Complete implementation with source code.

  1. Manish

    Hi,

    I like your exmaple.
    But I have a one issue.
    When is scroll it , center image not show properly.
    when image come in center after scroll ,it must show same like image when I first time load slideshow.
    Please help me.

    Reply
  2. HideCode

    Hello if i want to place the widget at the top of the screen, and put other fields like text, buttons. How do I? I already have these fields in the xml but they do not appear on the screen, because I think that the widget is to overlap

    Reply
  3. deepak

    Thanks for providing demo . i am looking same code it really help me.But any one tell me how to show cover flow vertically

    Reply
  4. deepak

    Thank for code.it really helpful me.but i want to show cover flow vertically.how can i display it any idea

    Reply

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