Leveraging the Power of the Android Platform

Android provides a powerful threading model and rich background execution capabilities. In this course, you'll learn how to leverage these capabilities through the use of AsyncTask, Handlers, Services, Job Scheduler, Broadcast Receivers, and more.
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 7, 2017
Duration
3h 3m
Table of contents
Understanding the Android Threading Model
Performing Background Work with Services
Scheduling Background Work with JobScheduler
Working with Broadcast Receivers
Using Alarms to Schedule Time-sensitive Tasks
Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 7, 2017
Duration
3h 3m
Description

Modern applications include many rich time-based and background behaviors that extend well beyond direct interaction with the user. In this course, Leveraging the Power of the Android Platform, you'll learn how to use the powerful capabilities of the Android platform to create applications that incorporate these and other related behaviors. First, you'll explore how to utilize the Android threading model, AsyncTasks, Handlers, and StrictMode to effectively perform long-running work in a way that doesn't impact the user experience. Next, you'll discover how to use Android Services for background work that can be safely performed even after the user exits your application. After that, you'll learn how to use the Android Job Scheduler to create background jobs that rely on run criteria such as networking and power requirements, and delegate those jobs to the Android system for management and execution. Additionally, you'll cover how to use Android Broadcasts and Broadcast Receivers to publish information from one application, and allow other applications running on the same device to subscribe to that information. Finally, you'll delve into scheduling time-sensitive tasks using the Android Alarm Manager. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to create your own Android applications that incorporate the rich time-based and background execution behaviors required to create a successful application.

About the author
About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions.

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