Android Conversation: Unread Count (APAC)

Retrieve an accurate unread messages count in various scenarios on Android

Total Unread Count

To get the total unread count, use BrandMessengerManager.getTotalUnreadCount in a non-main thread.

Thread t = new Thread() {
    @Override
    public void run() {
        int count = BrandMessengerManager.getTotalUnreadCount(context);
    }
};
t.start();
Thread {
    var count = BrandMessengerManager.getTotalUnreadCount(context)    
}

Real-time update of count

To update unread message count real time for any incoming messages, you will receive BrandMessengerConstants.BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT broadcast. Define the broadcast in your activity using the example below:

BroadcastReceiver unreadCountBroadcastReceiver = new BroadcastReceiver() {
    @Override
    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
        if (BrandMessengerConstants.BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT.equals(intent.getAction())) {
            MessageDatabaseService messageDatabaseService = new MessageDatabaseService(context);
            int unreadCount  =  messageDatabaseService.getTotalUnreadCount();
            //Update unread count in UI
        }
    }
};
val unreadCountBroadcastReceiver: BroadcastReceiver = object : BroadcastReceiver() {
    override fun onReceive(context: Context, intent: Intent) {
        if (BrandMessengerConstants.BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT == intent.action) {
            val messageDatabaseService = MessageDatabaseService(context)
            val unreadCount = messageDatabaseService.totalUnreadCount
            //Update unread count in UI
        }
    }
}

Register the broadcast

You can register the broadcast in your activity, or any other place where you want to use it. Here is an example:

LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).registerReceiver(unreadCountBroadcastReceiver, new IntentFilter(BrandMessengerConstants.BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT));
LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).registerReceiver(unreadCountBroadcastReceiver,  IntentFilter(BrandMessengerConstants.BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT));

Unregister the broadcast

You need to unregister the broadcast once the activity or app is closed. Use this example:

LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).unregisterReceiver(unreadCountBroadcastReceiver);
LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).unregisterReceiver(unreadCountBroadcastReceiver);

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