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UNIVERSAL PREFERENCES: How to remove Shared Preferences boilerplate?

UniversalPreferences is simple Android library that allows you to use Shared Preferences in an easy way.

This library allows you to easily to store and retrive values from SharedPreferences without creating lots of boilerplate.


Add to your module’s build.gradle:

allprojects {
repositories {
    maven { url "" }

and to your app build.gradle:

dependencies { compile 'com.github.zookey:universalpreferences:0.0.4' }

First you do need to initalize this libarary inside onCreate of the Application class of your project.

public class UniversalPreferencesApplication extends Application {

    public void onCreate() {

Now you can use UniversalPreferences library in any class of your project.

UniversalPreferences library is “universal” at accepting object types, so there is only one method to store and only one method to retrive values.

Store and retrive String

UniversalPreferences.getInstance().put("string", "some value");
String stringValue = UniversalPreference.getInstance().get("string", "");

Store and retrive Integer

UniversalPreferences.getInstance().put("int", 30);
int integerValue = UniversalPreference.getInstance().get("int", 0);

Store and retrive Float

UniversalPreferences.getInstance().put("float", 3.0f);
float valueFloat = UniversalPreference.getInstance().get("float", 0.0f);

Store and retrive Boolean

UniversalPreferences.getInstance().put("bool", true);
boolean bool = UniversalPreference.getInstance().get("bool", false);

Store and retrive Set

Set<String> set = new HashSet<String>();
set.add("test 1");
set.add("test 2");
UniversalPreferences.getInstance().put("set", set);
Set<String> savedSet = UniversalPreference.getInstance().get("set", new HashSet<String>);


If you like Universal Preferences library please start it or contribute on GitHub.


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