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Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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28. Managing User Accounts and Synchronizing User Data

Android is cloud friendly. Android applications can integrate tightly with remote services, helping users transition seamlessly. Android applications can synchronize data with remote cloud-based (Internet) services using sync adapters. Developers can also take advantage of Android’s cloud-based backup service to protect and migrate application data safely and effectively. In this chapter, you will learn about the account and synchronization features used to sync data to built-in applications and how to protect application data using the backup and restore features available in Android.

Managing Accounts with the Account Manager

From a user perspective, the Android 2.0 platform introduced ...

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