What an Android magic box has inside?
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Okay, its time to understand the internals of Android OS and folder structure of Android application.
When we write a desktop application, we are the masters of using the controls which range from simple textbox to dialog box. Desktop app usually has main window – Window and child window controls – Textbox, Label etc., We use database to store and retrieve information by using JDBC, ODBC technologies to establish communication between application and DB.
Android also has similar concepts, but built differently, and structured to make phones more crash-resistant. They are:
Stuffs involved in Android
You can package data files with your application, for now that do not change, such as icons or help files. You also can carve out a small bit of space on the device itself, for databases or files containing user-entered or retrieved data needed by your application. And, if the user supplies bulk storage, like an SD card, you can read and write files on there as needed. To be more specific, Android provides in built database – SqlLite
Android devices will generally be Internet-ready, through one communications medium or another. You can take advantage of the Internet access at any level you wish, from raw Java sockets all the way up to a built-in WebKit-based Web browser widget you can embed in your application
Android devices have the ability to play back and record audio and video. While the specifics may vary from device to device, you can query the device to learn its capabilities and then take advantage of the multimedia capabilities as you see fit, whether that is to play back music, take pictures with the camera, or use the microphone for audio note-taking
Android devices will frequently have access to location providers, such as GPS, that can tell your applications where the device is on the face of the Earth. In turn, you can display maps or otherwise take advantage of the location data, such as tracking a device’s movements if the device has been stolen.
And, of course, Android devices are typically phones, allowing your software to initiate calls, send and receive SMS messages, and everything else you expect from a modern bit of telephony technology
As of now, we discussed about the contents involved in Android OS. Let us shed some light on Project structure and folders in Android application:
Resources folder has many folders inside it, they are:
That’s all, done! 🙂
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