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Android in Practice by Michael Galpin, Charlie Collins, Matthias Kaeppler

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Chapter 8. Sharing data between apps

In this chapter

  • Sharing between processes
  • Shared preferences files
  • Accessing shared data

People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people.

Mark Zuckerberg

You can do a lot in a single Android application. The possibilities are almost endless. But one of the differentiating features of the Android platform is that it allows—nay, encourages—applications to work together. In chapter 5, we talked extensively about how powerful multitasking is on Android. Consequently, you can assume that other applications are running at the same time as yours and vice versa. This leads to interesting possibilities. Multiple applications working ...

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