Prime31 Android Plugins Officially Live!

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by prime31, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. prime31

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    Just a quick note for anyone out there struggling with implementing Android plugins. We have officially released our first batch of Android plugins with more to follow in the coming days. Check them out here. The first round includes:

    - AdMob
    - Flurry
    - Mobclix (with AdMob suballocation)
    - Facebook

    If you have any requests for future plugins feel free to shoot us an email. We pump them out based on the number of requests received for each one so get your vote in!
  2. giyomu

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    excellent !! :)
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    offtopic: will the existing ios plugins be updated with ios5 features or has development stopped on those? for example there's game center improvements and push changes.
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    @hippocoder, iOS 5 features will be added for sure once it is released. There are some nice GameCenter additions that I look forward to implementing. As features get added (depending on how long they take to add) the price may change but if you already have the plugin you are totally covered.
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    Thanks Prime! Firing up the AdMob plugin now - looking forward to getting Diversion on Android. Cheers!
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    @ezone, superb! I picked it up yesterday and am loving it so far! Do let us know how the plugin integration goes.
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    Can you please upload an example of the FB plugin?

    The options I need from the FB plugin:
    Choose login permissions.
    dialogs: feed and stream.share.
    Get access token.

    Thanks
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    Great job (as usual) - had our adMob ads running on the device within 5 mins. Keep up the awesome work!!
  9. DukeOfDesmo

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    A sturdy and complete Android OpenFient plugin please! (will send an email too :p )

    Hopefully, this would include support for:

    Challenges
    Leader-boards
    Achievements
    OFX (the DLC component)
    Push notifications

    If this used a similar api as your game center plugin, it would make it nice and easy to port from iOS to Android and back.

    Also, a package price would be nice. So that I could just buy them all for one reduced price ;)

    Thanks!
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  10. flim

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    A plugin for Xperia Play control would be nice.
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    Think its pretty impressive that you are covering android and ios.

    One plugin which I think we would all buy outright from you is some form of anti piracy check that works!

    if (prime31.pirate) WalkGangplank(); // !!!


    This is mostly because all cracking is now done via bots rather than people taking the time to crack an app. Popular apps will be cracked in dedicated fashion, but it will slow down / annoy people sufficiently that submitting an update will require them to do a manual crack again rather than use the bot.

    Would this be a simple enough plugin for you to take on?
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    Check my other thread on piracy, google has some nice info in the vid i link to. But a pluging would perhaps also be nice, but there is more stuff you should do really (if possible which i dont know)
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    @De-panther, I didn't event know there was a stream.share dialog. I will play around with that today and if all is well I will add it to the plugin. I'll see if I can whip up a quick video as well. The others are covered by the plugin.


    @hippo and @Legion, I'll put a piracy check on the list for the Android Etcetera Plugin. It's a bit too lite to stand on it's own.
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    Prime31 great :)
  15. De-Panther

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    Thanks!

    There are even more dialogs:
    http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/dialogs/
    Look at the bottom of the page.
    If you'll make something like the "FB.ui" on the FB JavaScript SDK of their, it could be the best. That way if and when they'll add another dialog, we could use it, without your need to update the plugin.
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    @De-Panther, consider it done. I'll get on this today and get an update out
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    @prime31

    Quick question... are you looking to add Twitter connectivity to this suite? We're going to be moving over to android and, of course, love your plugins on the iOS side. Just wanted to see if that was on the radar...
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    @bpritchard, Twitter will most likely end up in there. With the way Twitter has been man handling developers we are gonna wait until the meeting next week to see what happens. It most definitely won't be an Xauth implementation though so it will require visiting Twitter's website for auth.
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    I'd definitely like to see a robust implementation of Open Feint, as Duke of Desmo suggested. Something which was broadly feature-compatible with GameCenter on iOS.

    I'd also like to see an equivalent to your iOS Storekit plugin, using Android In-App Purchases.
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    @sybixsus2, Android In App Billing is next on the list. Expect it by the end of the week if all goes well.

    As for Open Feint...that is a tough one. They already have an official Unity Android plugin out there. What about their version isn't adequate?
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    @Dtreble, the current version doesn't support being at a different orientation than the app. If we get enough requests for it we will give it a look though. I don't see why it wouldn't be possible with a little Java magic dust but don't quote me on that...
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    @Dtreble, I'll give it a quick look tonight and see if my Java magic powder works.
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    @Dtreble, so the rotation is no problem but dealing with touches is a bit of a pain on a rotated view with Android. I have something hacked together that almost works but the touches are off by about 20 pixels or so and it definitely isn't ready for prime time. I'll give it another look later and see if I can come up with a production ready solution.
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    @De-Panther, I just implemented a custom showDialog method but it doesn't appear that stream.share is part of the Android Facebook SDK. Are there any other dialogs that you know of that I can test?
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    Thanks for trying,

    I just want to be able to post links with the facebook share, like the outcome of this link:
    http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Funity3d.com
    Look at the image I uploaded - it has the "link attachment" icon on FB.
    I need something like that, because it has more visibility on the users feed, instead of the regular post messeges(those with the icon of the app) who has visibility only for other players who already use the app.
    I'll need the two options(post and share)
    On the web api they called "feed" and "stream.share", Don't know how they called on the Android SDK, but if you made the dialog option dynamic, I could just try by myself the options.

    Thanks again

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    @Prime31 ha ha awesome, thank you. We got up to the point where the click was off, but we had some filthy code in the onReceiveAd! If you manage it, I'll buy it regardless. I've spent the day counter rotating all the cameras in our game.
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    There is? I have looked through the forums and only found ones created by unity developers... I shall have another look! (A package price for all of your android plugins or some kind of subscription would still be cool though!)

    Edit: OK, just had another look and it seems that it has been created by a few people in the unity community and is being supported by OF. But atm there is zero documentation, support or official feature list. Guess I will have to wait :(
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    http://support.openfeint.com/dev/welcome/

    Scroll to the bottom...
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    ...For what? It just links back to this forum.:confused:
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    @De-Panther, there is already a post message dialog in the plugin with optional link to image and link that does just that.
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    The In App Billing Plugin just went live for anyone who needs it. No recompilation needed. Just import the unitypackage and your bank account balance will grow (hopefully!).
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    Thanks Prime - excellent timing! I'm going to use this to add an in-app purchase to remove ads on Diversion Android. Cheers!
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    @ezone, awesome! revel in the fact that you didn't have to deal with the horrendous billing API Google came up with!
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    Oh, don't worry, I'm revelling!
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    As I asked on the Ratrod's thread:
    http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/91902-Ratrod-Studio-Android-Storekit-Plugin-for-Unity-Android-Pro-and-Basic-Available-Now?p=595917&viewfull=1#post595917

    I want to connect the In-App-Billing to my servers, so the user could buy virtual money

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    @De-Panther, same answer as his really. The plugin won't do it for you but there is nothing stopping you from doing it. If you need any specific data returned in an event on the Unity side for easier processing just let me know and I'll expose it. We are trying to make sure you never have to compile any of our Android plugins yourself to keep things simple and easy to use so any features you want just ask for.
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    @prime

    In the IAB plugin, does the restore transactions method work the same way as in the StoreKit plugin... ie, if successful we get a purchaseSucceededEvent callback with the product id, just as if the product was actually just purchased.
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    @matkins, it does. Just keep your normal purchase event listeners listening and they should get fired when appropriate.
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    To all the folks who grabbed the Facebook Plugin, it will be renamed the Social Networking Plugin and will gain Twitter support in a couple days. The update will of course be a freebie.
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    @prime

    I'm testing on device now. And as soon as i press the buy button in my game the app crashes, immediately closes. I'm not sure how to debug on the device. I guess I just want to know if anyone else has had this experience, and if there's any likely causes relating to the use of the IAB plugin.

    Also any tips on how to debug would be appreciated. Cheers.

    EDIT: Fixed. Crash was caused by trying to set a protected set field (but it was in the same class so should've had write access *shrug* )
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    @matkins, use the Android logcat logs. http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/adb.html#logcat You can then filter the noise using a simple grep. For example, all the logs from any of our plugins will have a Prime31 tag:

    logcat | grep Prime31

    If you don't see anything there run logcat directly to see what it has to say.
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    @prime

    Cheers for the debug help. Crash was nothing to do with your plugin.
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    @matkins, that is music to my ears!
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    When I generate the XML Manifest, is it overwriting my existing manifest file?

    Also, the manifest has an application_id field. Where do you find the id?
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    @Lostlogic, if you have a manifest file already in the Plugins/Android folder it will be overwritten. Just generate the file first with the plugin then modify it to suit your needs.
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    @Prime

    Our Android in app purchases are mostly working, our lucky test user got charged, but I'm not getting any callbacks... no call backs at all, for any of the events. Can't see what the problem could be.