Tag Archives: development

Android Content Providers and Synchronisation

Last time we looked at creating accounts for our own custom purposes on an Android device. Now we’ve got an account, we’d like to do something with it. This series of articles will cover using an account to regularly synchronise some state on an upstream server with state held on the Android device. Implementing synchronisation […]

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Android Authenticators II

Last time we saw how to make Android support our own custom account type. This time we’ll see how to make use of that account type in our own application. How does our app call getAuthToken()? Get an account name of the appropriate type (i.e. our custom type) If there are no accounts: start an asynchronous […]

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Android Authenticators I

I found a blog that gave an example of how to make a custom authenticator for Android. I didn’t find it very clear, so this article covers my understanding that I’ve pulled this together from the example given by that blog author, and from the Android documentation, and then building something that works. To make […]

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