28 Feb '14, 8am

Android: Managing Multiple BroadcastReceivers

When I was developing the Presently Android client I ran into an interesting problem. If a user is in the main timeline activity and a new message comes in, the active timeline just needs to update with the new message. However, if the user is in another activity stream, (like viewing @ replies or DM's for example) and a new message comes in to the main stream the application should not only update the main stream but should also show the user a notification so they can be aware that new messages are coming into another activity. In this post I will show you how I solved this problem. There is a background service to pull new messages from the server. When the service receives a new message, a broadcast will be sent: Then, we have a BroadcastReceiver in TimelineActivity to receive the broadcast. Now, when new messages come in the user can see the messages update to listvie...

Full article: http://www.intridea.com/blog/2011/6/24/android-managing-m...

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