Posts Tagged ‘ implicit intent ’

Android Intents and Activity Application Series

January 4, 2013
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Android Intents activity application series

A list of Android applications with Intents and Activity is given below : HelloWorld Application in Android Opening an activity on a button click in Android Starting and Retrieving data from activities using startActivityForResult() method in Android Access an activity using implicit intents in Android Access an activity using explicit intents in Android Opening...

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Opening Downloads List using DownloadManager in Android Application

August 27, 2012
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Listing Downloaded files

DownloadManager is a system service introduced in Android API Level 9. It facilitates to handle http downloads. In this article, we will see how to get the list of downloaded files which are downloaded using the DownloadManager. This application is developed using Eclipse Classic ( 4.2.0 ) with ADT plugin (20.0.3 ) and Android...

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Starting and Retrieving data from activities using startActivityForResult() method in Android

August 22, 2012
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Opening and returning data from an Activity

In this article we will create an Android application which demonstrates how to start an activity which returns data on finishing its execution. The activity that returns the data has to be started by the method startActivityForResult() and the caller activity should override the method onActivityResult(). The called activity can set data using an...

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Using styles and themes in Android

July 11, 2012
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Styles and Themes

In Android, styles provide a simple mechanism to change look and appearance of the widgets which is equivalent to CSS in web. If we need to change the appearance of a single view ( edittext, textview, button ) then styles are used. If we need to change the appearance of the all the views...

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Opening SMS Compose Screen from an Android Application

June 25, 2012
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Opening SMS Compose Screen from an Android Application

In this article, we will create an application which opens an SMS Compose Screen on a button click. 1. Create an Android project 2. Select build target 3. Enter application details 4. res/values/strings.xml 5. res/layout/main.xml 6. src/in/wptrafficanalyzer/smscompose/MainActivity.java 7. Application in execution 8. Download 9. Reference http://developer.android.com/guide/index.html How to hire me?I am George Mathew, working...

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Opening a web browser from an Android application

June 25, 2012
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Opening a web browser from an Android application

In this article we will create an application which will open a user input website in a web browser. In order to open a web browser, we will create an intent object with ACTION_VIEW as action and data with “http” in the url. Since http request is invoked by the external browser, no explicit...

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Call a number directly from an Android application

June 25, 2012
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Call a number directly from an Android application

In this article we will create an application which can call a telephone number directly from the application. In order to call a number we will make use the standard action called ACTION_CALL. An application can  call a number direclty if  and only if  the necessary permission is explicitly granted. For this we need...

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Opening phone dialer from an Android application

June 24, 2012
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Opening phone dialer from an Android application

Phone dialer is an activity available with Android operating system to call a number. In this article, we will create an application which invokes the dialer on a button click.  Android system provides a standard action name called “ACTION_DIAL” to invoke the dialer. We will make use this action to invoke the the dialer...

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Access an activity using implicit intents in Android

June 23, 2012
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Access an activity using implicit intents in Android

In Android operating system, intents are used for inter component communication. They acts as a messenger from one component to another. An intent may carry information such as target component name, filter action name, data , filter category , extras and flags. If an intent carry target component name, then that alone is used...

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