Tickets fragment in the Open Event Android App

Tickets fragment in the Open Event Android App

Ticketing is one of the most important part of any event management system. In the Open Event Android App you can view all the ticket details of any event. Let’s see how this was accomplished.

This is how our TicketApi class looks. We are sending a GET request to get the list of all tickets associated with an event. Id here is the event id which is used to uniquely identify an event.

interface TicketApi {

@GET("events/{id}/tickets?include=event&fields[event]=id&page[size]=0")
fun getTickets(@Path("id") id: Long): Flowable<List<Ticket>>

}

 

In the ticket details screen we see the event details on top. We are loading these details from the event which is stored in the database, we use the event id to query the database and load these details.

This is how the events are loaded from the database. We are observing the live data variable event and calling the loadEventDetails methods as soon as the value of the variable changes.

ticketsViewModel.event.observe(this, Observer {
it?.let { loadEventDetails(it) }
})

ticketsViewModel.loadEvent(id)

 

Let’s have a look at the loadEvent function that is there in our ViewModel. It only requires one parameter that is our event id. We first check if the id is correct or not then load the events in a background thread and report the error if there is any.

fun loadEvent(id: Long) {
if (id.equals(-1)) {
throw IllegalStateException("ID should never be -1")
}
compositeDisposable.add(eventService.getEvent(id)
.subscribeOn(Schedulers.io())
.observeOn(AndroidSchedulers.mainThread())
.subscribe({
event.value = it
}, {
Timber.e(it, "Error fetching event %d", id)
error.value = "Error fetching event"
}))
}

 

The following function is used to load the event details with the date formatted in the appropriate manner. We first use the function getLocalizedDateTime to get the localized date in string and then format the date according to our needs.

private fun loadEventDetails(event: Event) {
rootView.eventName.text = event.name
rootView.organizerName.text = "by ${event.organizerName.nullToEmpty()}"
val dateString = StringBuilder()
val startsAt = EventUtils.getLocalizedDateTime(event.startsAt)
val endsAt = EventUtils.getLocalizedDateTime(event.endsAt)
rootView.time.text = dateString.append(EventUtils.getFormattedDate(startsAt))
.append(" - ")
.append(EventUtils.getFormattedDate(endsAt))
.append(" • ")
.append(EventUtils.getFormattedTime(startsAt))
}

 

That’s all that is needed to make the tickets screen. This how the fragment looks in the app.

Resources

  1. ReactiveX official documentation : http://reactivex.io/
  2. Vogella RxJava 2 – Tutorial : http://www.vogella.com/tutorials/RxJava/article.html
  3. Androidhive RxJava Tutorial : https://www.androidhive.info/RxJava/
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