Android Fundamentals: Intents - Pluralsight

Android Fundamentals: Intents - Pluralsight

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Course Description

Intents allow Android apps to work together. In this course, you'll learn how to use intents to launch other activities both within your own app and outside, plus how to accept intents from other apps. At the core of developing any Android application is how different components work together. Android achieves that by intents. In this course, Android Fundamentals: Intents, you'll learn different ways to use intents with activities, including both within your own app and outside. First, you'll cover how to use explicit intents to launch an activity within your app. Next, you'll delve into how to use implicit intents to launch an activity outside of your app. Finally, you'll explore how to use intent filters to accept intents from other apps. By the end of this course, you'll have the fundamental knowledge of Android intents, and how to utilize it to have different apps working together seamlessly.

What you will learn

Hi everyone! My name is Chiu-Ki Chan, and welcome to my course, Android Fundamentals: Intents. I am a Google developer expert on Android. An intent is integral to Android. It allows components within an app and across apps to talk to each other leading to a very extensible system. This course will show you how to use Intents in activities. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with how to build a basic Android app. If you have never built an Android app, watch Start Developing for Android to get up to speed. Some of the major topics that we will cover include using explicit intents to move between activities of your own app, using implicit intents to launch another app, accepting incoming intents from other apps using intent filters, and how to test it from a web page, another app, and a DB. By the end of the course, you will know the basics of Android intents and how to use them to have different apps working together seamlessly. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to use Android intents with the Android Fundamentals: Intents course at Pluralsight.


Section 1: Course Overview

Section 2: Introduction

Section 3: Launching a Specific Activity with an Explicit Intent

Section 4: Specifying an Action by Implicit Intent and Letting the User Decide

Section 5: Accepting Incoming Intents from Other Apps

Section 6: Conclusion