O'Reilly logo

Android Application Security Essentials by Pragati Ogal Rai

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 2. Application Building Blocks

This chapter focuses on the building blocks of an Android application, namely, the application components and the inter-component communication. There are four types of components in the Android system: Activities, Services, Broadcast Receivers, and Content Providers. Each component is specially designed to accomplish a specific task. A collection of these components makes an Android application. These components talk to each other using Intents which is Android's mechanism for inter-process communication.

There are several books that discuss how to build Android components and Intents. In fact, the Android developer website does a pretty good job introducing programming using these components as well. So ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required