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Oct 12th, 2015: Initial version
Aug 11th, 2016: Version 1a: avoid DX execution failed error: build each extension separately
Nov 18th, 2016: Version 2: AccountTypes, AccountNames, PickGoogleAccount methods added
Nov 28th, 2016: Version 2a: bugfix in case no Google account is available
Dec 5th, 2016: Version 3: removed the PickGoogleAccount method and created a new extension for that method
Dec 9th, 2016: Version 4: avatar added, name property now uses accountName parameter
This extension provides some information from the account manager.
Required permission: android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS, android.permission.READ_CONTACTS, android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
Note: It is recommended to use the Pick Google Account extension instead, because that extension does not need any permissions.
Return the Email of the user's Google Account.
In case there is no Google account available, empty string is provided.
Return the Name of the given account name (email address).
The name will be extracted from the contacts of the device. In case there is no name available, empty string is provided.
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Return the Avatar of the given account name (email address).
The avatar image will be extracted from the contacts of the device. In case there is no avatar available, empty string is provided. Thank you Mika for being the sponsor of this block.
Return a list of all registered account types.
Return a list of account names of a given account type.
Dec 5th, 2016: Initial version
Extension to pick a Google Account.
This extension uses the Google Play library. Required permission: none
Note: This is the recommended method to get information about the user, because it does not need any permissions.
Provide an account picker to pick a Google account.
Note: This method is available starting from API Level 14 (Android 4).
Event raised after account has been picked.
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Download TaifunAM extension (aix file)
Download Account Manager Test project (aia file)
Download TaifunGoogleAccount extension (aix file)
Download Pick Google Account Test project (aia file)
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