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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Jackson

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Chapter     14

Android Content Providers: Providing Data to Applications

This chapter takes a look at how Android provides content in an application, using what the Android OS terms a Content Provider. This chapter covers how to share the provided content, as well as how to access, modify, update, and delete the data that these Content Providers provide. You will also take a look at some of the Content Providers that come installed with every Android OS.

The topics have become significantly more advanced as you have progressed from one chapter to the next over the course of this book, and this chapter is no different. Data structure access is significantly more complex than event handlers or UI design. This is because it involves database design ...

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