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Android content provider - share private app file content

In this post I will cover opening private application files in other applications. Here is an example to make the problem easier to grasp. We have an app that stores pdf files in its private storage. Because Android doesn't provide a framework to deal with pdf files, and other external…

Android Download Manager

When your Android app needs to download big files (more then 10 MB) you are facing a decision. Should you write your own downloader, or use android built-in Download Manager? I suggest that you use Download Manager as many other apps use it (e.g. Google Translate, Speech,...), and has…

Android file storage

Many Android smart phones and tablets have external storage i.e. SD cards, in addition to the internal storage (which all of them have). Android supported external storage until version 4.0. For versions above that, it is up to manufacturer to provide support for external storage. For example, Samsung…

Android layouts (Navigation Drawer Activity, Settings Activity,MasterDetail Activity)

This blog post contains basic tutorial on how to create a simple layout in Android using templates (useful for newbies to Android development). I have Used Android Studio beta (0.8.0 version) because I have had some problems with sdk tools 23 in Eclipse. But at the end templates…

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