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The Android™ Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK, Second Edition by Nelson To, Ronan Schwarz, James Steele, Phil Dutson

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10. Networking

Network-based applications provide increased value for a user, in that content can be dynamic and interactive. Networking enables multiple features, from social networking to cloud computing.

This chapter focuses on the network state, short message service (SMS), Internet resource-based applications, and social networking applications. Knowing the network state is important to applications that fetch or update information that is available through a network connection. SMS is a communication service component that enables the exchange of short text messages between mobile phone devices. Internet resource-based applications rely on web content such as HTML (HyperText Markup Language), XML (eXtensible Markup Language), and JSON (JavaScript ...

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