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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fifth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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17. Leveraging Content Providers

Applications can access data within other applications on the Android system through content provider interfaces and can expose internal application data to other applications by becoming a content provider. Content providers are the way applications can access user information, including contact data, images, audio and video on the device, and much more. In this chapter, we take a look at some of the content providers available on the Android platform and what you can do with them.

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Always run content provider code on test devices, not on your personal devices. It is very easy to accidentally wipe out ...

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