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Android Design Patterns and Best Practice by Kyle Mew

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Chapter 9. Observing Patterns

In the last chapter, we looked at how to simplify interaction by allowing a user to store frequently used data, such as location and dietary preferences. This is only one way to make using an app as enjoyable as possible. Another valuable method is to provide the user with timely notifications.

Observing Patterns

All mobile devices have provision for receiving notifications; usually these are delivered using the narrow status bar at the top of the screen, and Android is no exception. What makes this process interesting to us as developers, is that these notifications need to be delivered when our app may well not be in use. There is ...

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