6. Notifications and Pending Intents

Notifications, as the name suggests, refers to the messages or events that require a user’s attention. Notifications in Honeycomb and onward are displayed in the form of an icon in the notification area. Users can open the notification drawer to see the notification details. On tablets, the notification area is integrated with the system bar at the bottom of the screen. The notification drawer is opened by touching anywhere inside the notification area. On clicking the notification, the designated pending intent activity is called to perform the desired action. Therefore, notifications and pending intents are somewhat connected. In this chapter, you will come to understand pending intents in detail, learn ...

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