How to Use Custom Chrome Tabs in Android?
Many apps have to display different types of webpages inside their application. For displaying webpages in Android there are so many features with which we can display webpages in our Android app. Developers generally prefer to use WebView or redirect users to any browser inside their application. But opening the webpage inside a browser as well as displaying a webpage in Android WebView sometimes becomes a heavy task which we have to perform. Instead of using WebView and opening a webpage in the browser. We can simply use the custom chrome tabs in our application to make this task easier and lighter. Many apps use this feature of custom chrome tabs for redirecting their users from their application to any webpage via custom chrome tabs. So in this article, we will take a look at the implementation of Custom Chrome tabs in Android.
Implementation of Custom Chrome Tabs in Android
Using the Custom Chrome tab we will be simply displaying GFG webpage on a button click in our Android app. A sample GIF is given below from which you will get to know what we are going to do in this article. Note that we are using Java language for the implementation of Chrome tabs in Android.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Add dependency to build.gradle(Module:app)
Navigate to the Gradle Scripts > build.gradle(Module:app) and add the below dependency in the dependencies section.
Now sync option will appear at the top right corner click on the sync now option.
Step 3: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Go to the activity_main.xml file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Step 4: Working with the MainActivity.java file
Go to the MainActivity.java file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.