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Description

LiveStream is a data holder class which can observe change of data in real-time and emit values too. Unlike other observables, LiveStream uses different approach. Here's emitter subscriber pattern. It's developed in Kotlin and fully compatible with Java.

Programming language: Kotlin
Tags: Tools     Android     Library     Data Binding     LiveData    
Latest version: v0.2

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LiveStream-Kt (Android) πŸ“±

LiveStream is a data holder class which can observe change of data in real-time and emit values too. Unlike other observables, LiveStream uses different approach. Here's emitter subscriber pattern. It's developed in Kotlin and fully compatible with Java.

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πŸ’‘ Introduction

LiveStream is different than any other data observables. As compared to Android Architecture Component's LiveData it's totally different. In LiveData, you need to share the instance and then you need to add observer to listen for changes. It's useful in ViewModel to share data. LiveStream is useful in background and UI data sharing. Here, you need to subscribe to data stream and just need to emit data values and subscribe data stream from anywhere in the application using multiple instances of LiveStream.

For e.g. You have following classes in app-

  • UI Class - MainActivity
  • Service Class - BackgroundService

To share data in both classes, you will just need to add subscriber in UI class (MainActivity). In MainActivity, you'll subscribe to httpResponse stream. In BackgroundService class, whenever you want to share data, you will just need to emit data on stream - httpResponse. Then, those who subscribed for httpResponse data stream will be dispatched on value emission.

⚑️ Getting Started

This library is fully compatible with Java. Here we've demonstrated using Kotlin.

Add Dependency

Add below dependency in [build.gradle](app/build.gradle) of your app module.

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dependencies {
    implementation 'dev.shreyaspatil:LiveStream-kt:0.2'
}

Initialize LiveStream Class

LiveStream is a generic class. You can create instance as below.

        private val liveStream = LiveStream<String>()

Subscribe to Stream / Add Observer

LiveStream event will be dispatched when data is changed. See below code to add observer / subscriber.

Imagine, this code is in UI class of Android (e.g. MainActivity). Whenever value from background task (e.g. Service Class) is emitted, subscriber will listen live changes in data.

        val observer = liveStream.subscribe("httpResponse") { response ->
            showToast("This is HTTP response: $response")
        }

LiveStream#subscribe() method will return instance of StreamObserver. This instance will be useful to unsubscribe from LiveStream.

Emit Values/Data

You can emit values in LiveData from anywhere in the application. See below code.

From Main Thread :

To emit values from main thread, use LiveStream#set() method.

        val response = getResponse()
        liveStream.set("httpResponse", response)

From Other Thread :

To emit values from other thread, use LiveStream#post() method.

        val response = getResponse()
        liveStream.post("httpResponse", response)

Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe stream observer, use LiveStream#unsubscribe() method. It has to pass instance of StreamObserver which is obtained when you called subscribe() method. See below code.

    override fun onStop() {
        super.onStop()
        liveStream.unsubscribe(observer)
    }

πŸš€ Sample Usage

Sample code is available in /app directory. Both Java & Kotlin code sample available.

🀝 Contribute

If you want to contribute to this library, you're always welcome! See [Contributing Guidelines](CONTRIBUTING.md).

βœ‰οΈ Contact

If you need any help, you can connect with me.

Visit:- shreyaspatil.dev

πŸ“ƒ License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2020 Shreyas Patil

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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the LiveStream-Kt (Android) πŸ“± README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.