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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Donn Felker, Michael Burton

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Chapter 14

Updating the Android Status Bar

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the status bar

arrow Working with Android’s notification manager

arrow Updating and clearing notifications

Throughout this book, you discover various ways to grab the user’s attention by using dialog boxes, toast messages, and new activities. Though these techniques work well in their respective situations, at other times you need to inform the user of something — without stealing his attention from the current activity. That’s the purpose of the status bar.

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