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Intents and Broadcast Receivers

Course Summary

Intents allow Android apps to communicate with each other in a standard way, and broadcast receivers enable an app to listen for specific events. In this course you'll learn how to utilize both to integrate your apps with other apps and aspects of the Android system.

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    Course Syllabus

    For All Intents and Purposes

    Intents in Android allow developers to easily leverage other parts of Android, or other apps, to help do things in the context of their app. Intents change devices from a grab bag of independent apps to a system of integrated components. 10 steps
    • Communication is Hard 2:56
    • Setting Up the Project 3:42
    • Explicit vs Implicit Intents 4:45
    • Review: Intents 5 questions
    • Intent Extras and Results 4:28
    • Intentional Practice 4 objectives
    • Passing Results Back to Activities 5:45
    • Parcelable Complex Data 5:29
    • Unpacking Parcelable Data 4:47
    • Parcel All the Things! 2 objectives

    Implicit Intents and Intent Filters

    One of the great things about Android is that you can send an Intent without knowing exactly what will handle it. In this stage we'll talk about these types of Intents, known as Implicit Intents. We'll also see how to listen for these types of Intents. 9 steps

    Broadcast Receivers

    Broadcast Intents and Receivers are used to communicate system-wide events and information to any app that cares to receive the data. In this stage we'll learn how to create system and custom broadcast receivers. 8 steps

    Local Notifications

    Notifications are used to communicate with the user via the Notification Drawer that's always available at the top of the screen. Notifications are easy to setup and provide a lot of value to users. 5 steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source , Development & Implementations , Operating Systems and Mobility Community

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