0.0
The project is in a healthy, maintained state
Create a countdown timer animated GIF
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
 Project Readme

GifCountdown

Gem Version

Create a animated gif countdown picture using RMagick.

Each frame is a second.

Useful for mailings campaign / event notifications.

Example

Usage

blob = GifCountdown.generate(distance_in_seconds: distance_in_seconds, duration: 5)

Usage in a Rails controller:

def show
  distance_in_seconds = (some_future_event - Time.zone.now).round

  blob = GifCountdown.generate(distance_in_seconds: distance_in_seconds, duration: 10)
  send_data blob, type: 'image/gif', disposition: 'inline'
end

Make sure to build a minute cache or something, as building that images might take a couple of seconds every time!

Available Keyword Arguments:

With defaults

distance_in_seconds: nil #Number of seconds to countdown
width: 535
height: 61
fontsize: 30
padding_x: 10
duration: 60 # how many seconds to generate - linearily takes longer to generator
font: 'Ubuntu' # That font must be installed on the target host that generates the image!

I18n

It uses "I18n" to build up the words "Days", "Hours", "Seconds", "Minutes" with plurarlization. The Gem ships with en/de.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'gif_countdown'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install gif_countdown

Contributing

Contribution directions go here.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.