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Starting a service is very easy, just call startService with an intent, from within an Activity: Intent intent = new Intent(this, MyService.class); //substitute MyService with the name of your service intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "Some text"); //add any extra data to pass to the s...
The services lifecycle has the following callbacks onCreate() : Executed when the service is first created in order to set up the initial configurations you might need. This method is executed only if the service is not already running. onStartCommand() : Executed every time startService...
The android:process field defines the name of the process where the service is to run. Normally, all components of an application run in the default process created for the application. However, a component can override the default with its own process attribute, allowing you to spread your applicat...
Create a class which extends Service class and in overridden method onBind return your local binder instance: public class LocalService extends Service { // Binder given to clients private final IBinder mBinder = new LocalBinder(); /** * Class used for the client Binder. Bec...
Describe your service access interface through .aidl file: // IRemoteService.aidl package com.example.android; // Declare any non-default types here with import statements /** Example service interface */ interface IRemoteService { /** Request the process ID of this service, to do evil...
The first thing to do is to add the service to AndroidManifest.xml, inside the <application> tag: <application ...> ... <service android:name=".RecordingService" <!--"enabled" tag specifies Whether or not the service can ...

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