22. Extending Android Application Reach

Android applications can be extended far beyond traditional functional boundaries to integrate tightly with the rest of the operating system. Developers can use a number of other platform features to improve the usefulness of an application. In this chapter, you learn about the various ways to enhance your applications and extend their reach, making them even more powerful and compelling to your users.

Enhancing Your Applications

One of Android’s most compelling features as a platform is its approach to application interoperability. Unlike the mobile development platforms of the past, which simply allowed each simple application to run in its own little bubble, Android allows applications to share data ...

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