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Android Essentials by Chris Haseman

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Chapter 6: Tying on a Bow

It's almost time to stop reading and start writing your Android application. Before I let you go, I'll quickly run through where you went and how you got there.

The Making of an Application

My first task was to cover the basic building blocks of an Android application. I also had to cover creating a new project and the logistics of building and running it. As I discussed, an application consists of a series of activities, intent receivers, services, and content resolvers. I used a splash screen implementation to demonstrate activities, an SMS-triggered prank application to explore intent receivers and services, and finally some simple bookmaking code to get into content resolvers.

Thankfully, Android provides a series ...

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