Android Creating a simple Notification

Example

This example shows how to create a simple notification that starts an application when the user clicks it.

Specify the notification's content:

NotificationCompat.Builder mBuilder = new NotificationCompat.Builder(this)
        .setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_launcher) // notification icon
        .setContentTitle("Simple notification") // title
        .setContentText("Hello word") // body message
        .setAutoCancel(true); // clear notification when clicked

Create the intent to fire on click:

Intent intent = new Intent(this, MainActivity.class);
PendingIntent pi = PendingIntent.getActivity(this, 0, intent, Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK);
mBuilder.setContentIntent(pi);

Finally, build the notification and show it

NotificationManager mNotificationManager = (NotificationManager)getSystemService(Context.NOTIFICATION_SERVICE);
mNotificationManager.notify(0, mBuilder.build());