And last but not least, I thank my wife, Sadaf Ishaq, for bearing with me while I was busy reviewing the book. Just a note about the downloadable source code. Practical, in-depth examples are used throughout the book, to help you understand the key concepts. I'd like to thank the author for writing such a wonderful book on Android Intents. Intent as a framework seems pretty straight forward and as another reviewer had written 'you can do a lot with a few lines of code' and I couldn't agree more! This book is useful for every Android application developer. Each chapter clearly announces its scope and gives a clear overview of its content.
As often I tried to find something negative. Intent is an essential part of any Android application, and no Android application is complete without using them. PacktLib is Packt's online digital book library. Table of Contents Learning Android Intents Credits About the Authors About the Reviewers www. Each of the following chapters jumps you into each of the categories, using Implicit or Explicit for activities or content, and I enjoyed the coverage of WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular components, each of these are covered fairly well and there are a few I left out of this review but they are equally important. This chapter covers the PendingIntent objects and their use in practical example implementation.
He also provides coaching for various teams participating in national application development contests. Thiago is part of Codelogic, a team of passionate developers and also friends. This helped him discover various technologies with highly qualified professionals. You will gain better theoretical knowledge of what is running behind the concepts of Android Intents, and practical knowledge of the mobile-efficient ways to perform a certain task using Android Intents. Link for the book is This book offers all categories of developers an excellent guide for studying Android Intents. Last, but not least, my friends from Codelogic ,who supported me to accept this challenge. Intent is an essential part of any Android Application and no Android application is complete without using them.
If you are a novice or an intermediate Android Developer who wants to expand their knowledge of Android Intents, this book is ideal for you. The list of things you can do with just a few lines of code is quite vast. Free Access for Packt account holders Preface What this book covers What you need for this book Who this book is for Conventions Reader feedback Customer support Downloading the example code Errata Piracy Questions 1. Also, this chapter covers custom broadcast intents and their use in various cases with practical examples. Till date, it is the biggest marvel in Smartphone technology, propelling a larger number of developers into Android application development.
In June 2011, he started his career from a silicon-valley-based company named Folio3 Pvt. The book starts with introducing the very basic concepts of Android, and its various facts and figures such as different Android versions, their release dates, evolution of Android phones and so on. Intent Service and Pending Intents Intent Service Comparison of four fundamentals Best case to use Triggers Usage and implementation of Intent Service Generating a fake notification from Intent Service A glance at the code Dive into the understanding Taking another example Pending Intents How to make Pending Intents work? Intent as a framework seems pretty straight forward and as another reviewer had written 'you can do a lot with a few lines of code' and I couldn't agree more! Imran's vast knowledge and fervor for Android application development transcends the career boundaries of most developers and has him finding his place in education. Readers are expected to have basic understanding of Android development, how to use different I The book will take an easy-to-follow and engaging tutorial approach, providing a practical and comprehensive way to learn Android intents. In this book, you will learn how to use different components and features such as transferring data between activities, invoke various features and components of Android, execute different built-in and custom-made services, access the hardware and software components of an Android device, and send notifications and alarms. When he's not working, Thiago dedicates his time to practice some serious table tennis.
Neither the authors, nor Packt Publishing, and its dealers and distributors will be held liable for any damages caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this book. His areas of interest include user experience, application security, application performance, and designing scalable applications. I definitely recommend this book for everyone that wants to develop applications for Android platforms. It is ideal for those developers who want to understand the backbone and the domain of Android Intents, its power, and the need for it inside an Android application. He also has a total of two years of Android experience consisting of professional and freelance work that he has done.
Android Intents is very powerful and by the end of the book you can get the most from it. It is available as text files that the reader has to use and fill the Android project. I'd also like to thank Priyanka Goel, the project coordinator of the book. I recommend this book to any Android developer who wants to make the best out of Android's service-oriented architecture. Thanks to my best friends, Arslan Ahmed Abro, Mubashir Hassan, and Ali Hussain, for making my life more funny and enjoyable. This chapter discusses transferring data between activities through different methods, simple data transfer using the putExtra method of the Intent class, sending custom data objects by the Parcelable and Serializeable class objects, and some scenarios of data transfer in the Android system.
The book starts with introducing the very basic concepts of Android, and its various facts and figures such as different Android versions, their release dates, evolution of Android phones and so on. This chapter also provides practical implementation examples of using intents, such as sharing data with other apps, getting shared data from other Android apps, picking images from a gallery, and starting an activity or services through intents. He loves spending his free time with his family and friends. Probably not very relevant for Android Intents. Starting with the first few chapters, the reader will begin to work with the basics of intent, and even intermediate developers will find useful tips throughout this book.
Who this book is for Learning Android Intents is geared toward novice or intermediate developers who want to expand their knowledge of Android Intents. Or there was simply not enough room for that. Till date, it is the biggest marvel in Smartphone technology, propelling a larger number of developers into Android application development. I give my special thanks to M. The two authors make Intents really easy to use and the amount of things you can do with intents is remarkable. It is ideal for those developers who want to understand the backbone and the domain of Android Intents, its power, and the need for it inside an Android application.