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Menus. How to use them in your apps What you’ll learn We’ll show you how to: Create an options menu Place Action items on the Action Bar Create a Context menu Create a Popup menu Use the support library so that you can display Action Bars and popup menus on…
Here’s how to use Broadcast Receivers in your apps: A Tutorial What you’ll learn This tutorial will show you how to: Register a Broadcast Receiver in your app’s manifest file. We’ll use this receiver to receive a System broadcast sent when the power cable is plugged into the device Register…

Android Broadcast Receivers

Broadcast Receivers: getting to know them You’ve probably used intents to start activities. You can also use intents to broadcast messages. The broadcast intent carries information about who should receive the message and what should be done with it. Broadcast Receivers can receive these messages. This broadcast mechanism runs in…

Android Activities

Getting active: all about Activities Activities are application components that we, mostly, see as the screen. It displays images, text, buttons, etc. that we interact with. Some activities don’t display anything. Apps usually have a number of activities. One is seen as the main activity. This is the first screen…
Using your application resources You should keep your resources, like images, strings, values, etc. separate from your code. Some of the folders in the res directory