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Android Wireless Application Development by Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder

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9. Using Android Data and Storage APIs

Applications are about functionality and data. In this chapter, we explore the various ways you can store, manage, and share application data with Android. Applications can store and manage data in different ways.

Applications can use a combination of application preferences, the file system, and built-in SQLite database support to store information locally. Applications can access data within other applications on the Android system through content provider interfaces and expose internal application data to other applications by becoming a content provider.

The methods you choose depend on your application requirements. In this chapter, you learn how to use each of these features to store and ...

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