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Android Quick APIs Reference by Onur Cinar

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Chapter    3

Application Components

The Android framework provides a set of components to enable the development of consistent and interoperable mobile applications. In this chapter you will learn about these fundamental components and what they provide.

Activity

“Activity” is the name given to a single application window with which the user can interact at any given time. As Android applications run full screen on a limited display space, the name “activity” is given to an application window to reflect that it can only deliver a single and focused experience to the end user.

On the Android platform, this approach of limiting the scope of every screen also makes it possible for applications to deliver a functionality by blending activities from ...

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