[Coursera]Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems #8 - 2014-01-21@University of Maryland
Lectures. We have three sets of lectures.
1. Data Management. In this lecture we'll look at how applications can store and retrieve mostly application-specific data.
2. The ContentProvider Class. Another fundamental component of Android is the ContentProvider class, which allows multiple applications to share data, such as what we've seen in previous lessons with the Contacts ContentProvider.
3. The Service Class. The last fundamental component of Android is the Service class. This class allows applications to support long-running, in-the-background operations and to support inter-process method calls.
As always, we have a quiz this week.
This week's Lab will expand on the Place Badges application we worked on last week. This week you will add a ContentProvider to store, manage and share PlaceBadge data across multiple applications. NOTE: Please be aware that although this Lab builds conceptually on Week 7's Lab, we had to make a number of changes to the underlying files. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to copy your Week 7 changes into a separate Week 8 project. That is, we don't want you to simply add code to your Week 7 Lab to produce your Week 8 lab. This may end up creating subtle inconsistencies that may be hard to debug.