What is An Intent?

What is An Intent?

An Intent is a transitive tool that is used to pass message between android components such as activities, services, etc. It can also be used to invoke system resources or pass data between activities using Bundle.

Some of the uses of Intent are:

  • Starting a service
  • Launching an Activity
  • Broadcasting messages
  • Display List of contacts

Intents are of two types:

  • Explicit Intent
  • Implicit Intent

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