In this chapter, you will learn the details behind Intent implementation and use with the following recipes:
In the previous chapter, that is, Chapter 7, Using Android Services, we used Intents to communicate with background services and didn't pay too much attention to them. Android Intent is a component of the Android OS responsible for triggering an operation. While Ruby developers tend to master this concept, it's a little bit trickier for the rest of us.
In the previous chapter, we used Intent to communicate with background services as follows:
StartService (new Intent (this, typeof(MyService))); ...