Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Apps for Android"

The Official Android developer team has started a new project "apps-for-android" to create sample apps for demonstrating different features of Android. First in the line is WikiNotes, an app to create links out of WikiWords(words that use CamelCase). The links could point to a contact no. or a website

WikiNotes for Android was written to demonstrate a number of core concepts in Android, including:

- Multiple Activities in an Application (View, Edit, Search, etc.)

- Default intent filters for View/Edit/Search based on MIME types

- Life cycle of Activities

- Message passing via Bundles in Intents

- Use of Linkify to add Intent-firing links to text data

- Using Intents within an application

- Using Intents to use an Activity within another application

- Writing a custom ContentProvider that implements search by note title

- Registration of ReST-like URIs to match titles, and do contents searches

- SQLite implementations for insert, retrieve, update, delete and search

- UI layout and creation for multiple activities

- Menus and keyboard shortcuts

Many more great apps can be expected from this project.

Source : Android Developers Blog

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