Learning Android Intents

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Learn
  • Understand Android Intents and their importance in Android apps
  • Get to grips with the different types of Intents and their implementation
  • Discover data transfer methods in Android Intents along with their optimization and performance comparisons
  • Explore the implementation of Intents while invoking Android Features in an application.
  • Use Intent Filters and their sub-domains in order to perform various actions and sorting categories in Android Intents
  • Catch different events while working with Broadcast Receiver and perform various actions
  • Implement pending Intents and Intent Service, sending text to the Notification Panel, and much more
About

Android is an emerging technology with loads of apps in the Google Play Market. Till date, it is the biggest marvel in Smartphone technology, propelling a larger number of developers into Android application development. Intent is an essential part of any Android Application and no Android application is complete without using them. Features such as listening broadcasts, sending messages, sharing via social networks, notifications, hardware components including camera, sensors, Wi-Fi, and more, can be used in your applications by using Intents.

This practical guide focuses on using intents to make the best use of various features of Android platform. 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. Practical, in-depth examples are used throughout the book, to help you understand the key concepts.

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. While covering the basic technical concepts, it proceeds from the easiest route of introducing Android Intents towards the more practical view of Android Intents in terms of components and features.

You will learn how to use different components and features such as transfer data between activities, invoke various features and components of Android, execute different in-built and custom-made services, use hardware and software components of Android device, and start Pending Intents & notifications. 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.

Towards the end, you will have a clear vision and a practical grip on Android intents and its features. Learning Android Intents is a proper guide to give you the best knowledge of Intents.

Features
  • Understand Android Intents to make application development quicker and easier
  • Categorize and implement various kinds of Intents in your application
  • Perform data manipulation within Android applications
Page Count 318
Course Length 9 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781783289639
Date Of Publication 23 Jan 2014

Authors

Muhammad Usama bin Aftab

Muhammad Usama bin Aftab is a software engineer at one of the leading solar lighting manufacturers in North America. At Carmanah Technologies, he works closely with the product development and management teams to develop software for embryonic technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy. He also focuses on full-stack development using Angular 2 and Java. His main areas of interest range from mobile application development to information security. Mr. Aftab is an alumnus of the University of Victoria, Canada, where he received his master's degree in applied science in electrical and computer engineering. Mr. Aftab has experience in Android, iOS, and cross-platform gaming technologies (such as Unity 3D), which led him to coauthor Learning Android Intents for Packt in 2014.

Wajahat Karim

Wajahat Karim is a seasoned mobile app and game developer with extensive experience in diversified technologies, as well as more than 7 years of software development experience.

Wajahat received his information and communication systems engineering degree from the NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS), Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been working on games since he was 14 years old and is skilled in many platforms, including Android SDK, AndEngine, Adobe Flash, Adobe AIR, Game Maker, and Unity3D.

He is skilled, not only in programming and coding, but also in computer graphic designing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, and Autodesk Maya. Recently, he also worked with the government of Oman in Muscat, to create a real-time election monitoring app for Android and iOS for their Shura Elections, 2015. He has run multiple startups from time to time and has also worked in a virtual reality and augmented reality startup.

Currently, besides being a full-time development manager at a multinational company, he is working with a startup that allows Android developers to boost their app growth and reward their users through in-app perks.

Wajahat has deep passion in game development, entrepreneurship, and writing. He has previously coauthored the book Learning Android Intents by Packt Publishing.

You can reach Wajahat on his personal website.