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Android Fundamentals: Content Providers

by Sriyank Siddhartha

A ContentProvider is the building block of Android similar to the Activity, Service, or BroadcastReceiver. It allows apps to securely share private data to other apps and manages the access to the central repository of data.

What you'll learn

Android Framework provides developers with four components: Activity, Service, BroadcastReceiver, and ContentProvider. This course, Android Fundamentals: Content Providers, talks about how ContentProvider helps an application manage access to data stored by itself and provides a way to share data securely with other apps. Content providers are the standard interface that connect data in one process with code running in another process. This course starts with overview of ContentProvider and letting you design a structured data storage such as SQlite database from scratch. With the help of ContentProvider you'll then perform CRUD operations on SQlite database. Further, you'll explore how to share app's private data securely with some other apps using ContentProvider. At the end of the course, you'll use the concept of Android Permissions to enhance application security.

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About the author

Sriyank is a passionate software developer and loves to share his knowledge through his blogs and video courses. He follows "share and gain" principle which led him to publish many courses online. Though he has a deep love for Android he also specializes in other mobile app platforms such as iOS and also web development frameworks such as Laravel. He started his journey of sharing knowledge by holding hands-on workshops in various top level Indian Institutes such as NITs and IITs which eventuall... more

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