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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition by Jason Kneen

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Displaying Android notifications using intents

Intent is the Android term for an operation that is to be performed on the system. Most significantly, it is used to launch activities. The primary parameters of an intent are the following:

  • Action: A general action to be performed, such as ACTION_VIEW
  • Data: This is the data to operate the action on, such as a database record or contact data

In this recipe, we are going to use intents in conjunction with Android's Notification Manager to create a local notification that will appear in our user's Android notification bar.

How to do it…

You will need the package identifier (in the format of com.yourcompany.yourapp; you can find it under the Edit tab in Titanium developer) and the class name of your Android ...

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