Learning Android Intents by Muhammad Usama bin Aftab, Wajahat Karim

By Muhammad Usama bin Aftab, Wajahat Karim

What you are going to research from this book

comprehend Android Intents and their significance in Android apps
become familiar with the differing kinds of Intents and their implementation
detect information move equipment in Android Intents in addition to their optimization and function comparisons
discover the implementation of Intents whereas invoking Android gains in an application.
Use purpose Filters and their sub-domains in an effort to practice a variety of activities and sorting different types in Android Intents
seize varied occasions whereas operating with Broadcast Receiver and practice numerous actions
enforce pending Intents and reason carrier, sending textual content to the Notification Panel, and masses more

In Detail

Android is an rising know-how with a great deal of apps within the Google Play marketplace. until eventually date, it's the largest surprise in phone expertise, propelling a bigger variety of builders into Android program improvement. motive is an important a part of any Android software and no Android software is entire with no utilizing them. good points similar to listening declares, sending messages, sharing through social networks, notifications, parts together with digital camera, sensors, wireless, and extra, can be utilized on your functions through the use of Intents.

This sensible consultant specializes in utilizing intents to make the easiest use of varied good points of Android platform. it really is excellent for these builders who are looking to comprehend the spine and the area of Android Intents, its energy, and the necessity for it inside of an Android program. sensible, in-depth examples are used through the publication, that will help you comprehend the major concepts.

The e-book begins with introducing the very easy innovations of Android, and its numerous evidence and figures resembling varied Android types, their free up dates, evolution of Android telephones and so forth. whereas masking the elemental technical recommendations, it proceeds from the best direction of introducing Android Intents in the direction of the more effective view of Android Intents when it comes to elements and features.

You will tips on how to use various elements and lines resembling move information among actions, invoke quite a few gains and parts of Android, execute varied inbuilt and personalized prone, use and software program parts of Android machine, and begin Pending Intents & notifications. you are going to achieve higher theoretical wisdom of what's operating in the back of the innovations of Android Intents, and useful wisdom of the mobile-efficient how you can practice a undeniable job utilizing Android Intents.

Towards the tip, you may have a transparent imaginative and prescient and a pragmatic grip on Android intents and its positive aspects. studying Android Intents is a formal advisor to provide you the easiest wisdom of Intents.

Approach

The e-book will take an easy-to-follow and interesting instructional strategy, offering a pragmatic and finished technique to examine Android intents.
Who this booklet is for

If you're a beginner or an intermediate Android Developer who desires to extend their wisdom of Android Intents, this booklet is perfect for you. Readers are anticipated to have easy knowing of Android improvement, easy methods to use varied IDEs, and the way to enhance functions utilizing Android APIs.

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Open the source activity in which you want to implement the intent. Just a reminder that intents are called when there is an event-call taking place in an activity. For example, on tapping the button, the next activity should appear. So the button-tap is the event. 3. MySecondActivity" android:label="@string/app_name" > 4. Run the project and a button will appear. Tap the button in order to navigate to the next activity through intents. Indicates the flow of application from the first activity to the second activity [ 45 ] Introduction to Android Intents Understanding the flow The previous code is described in five parts; we will describe them one by one.

Role of intent in Broadcast Receiver Intent has a wide usage with Broadcast Receiver. Broadcast Receiver is used to respond to the broadcast messages initiated by any other application or even the system. In this context, we catch the Android message and extract the data in order to show it in our application. ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED is used when we need to receive a signal when the system boot is completed. Similarly, many other intent values and intent objects can be used at different points of application in order to perform various tasks related to Broadcast Receiver.

In such cases, we can use Broadcast Receiver to detect the change of the time zone, get data from the intent in order to access the current time zone, and perform a certain task. This is a very handy way to maintain your application structure and data according to your time zone. Role of intent in Status Bar Android Status Bar is used to provide instant notification to a user without occupying too much space on the screen. The notification panel that slides from top to bottom has many features in it, such as some quick access items like wireless connection manager (currently available in few mobile phones only) and other things.

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