Custom Google SignInButton

Problem

You want to add a Google Sign-In button to your Android application. But you want to change the text on the Google Sign-In button or provide custom localization? You would think setting android:text on the com.google.android.gms.common.SignInButton in your layout file would do the trick. However it turns out that that attribute is not available for SignInButton .

Solution

This library helps you add text to Google Sign-In Button easily using standard android:text attribute. It also allows you to set the button theme to dark or light using app:isDarkTheme="true" attribute. It does so following Google's guidelines to create sign-in button.

Light Theme (White) Dark Theme (Blue)
Custom Google SignInButton
Custom Google SignInButton
Custom Google SignInButton
Custom Google SignInButton

Usage

Add the following to your app module level build.gradle file:

dependencies {
    // Please Note: If you are using Android Studio older than 3.0 or Gradle plugin older than 3.0, then use the `compile` keyword instead of `implementation`.
    implementation 'com.shobhitpuri.custombuttons:google-signin:1.0.0'
}

In your XML Layout, have the following:

<RelativeLayout
    ...
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto">
    
    <com.shobhitpuri.custombuttons.GoogleSignInButton
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerInParent="true"
        android:text="@string/google_sign_up"
        app:isDarkTheme="true" />
</RelativeLayout>

Options

app:isDarkTheme="{Boolean}"
android:text="{string}"

(dirty) Solutions

On the Stackoverflow, there are obviously questions which have been asked for this issue. One of them is Can I edit the text of sign in button on Google? Many of them suggest using "hacks" like finding the first TextView in the button or finding any TextView in the button. The issue with them is they might stop working if Google updates the implementation.

Google's Suggestion

From documentation, Google suggests creating a custom button as mentioned on Customizing the Sign-In Button . Then it suggests using the branding guidelines as mentioned at Sign-In Branding Guidelines . It includes using custom icons and images int he button, setting text size to specifics, paddings and other do's and don'ts for the logo.

Doing as per Google's suggestion involves some custom work. This small 3.93 KB library does that for you. Please feel free to make pull requests to improve the library. I wanted to create a re-usable solution when I came across this problem while implementing the Sign-In button. Just wanted to share with everyone.

License

MIT License

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