Category Archives: Services

What are the main differences between a service and an Intent Service and when you should use it?

Service is a base class of service implementation. Service class is run in the application’s main thread which may reduce the application performance. Thus, IntentService, which is a direct subclass of Service is borned to make things easier. The IntentService is used to perform a certain task in the background. Once done, the instance of… Read More »

How to find your Google Plus ID

This is so simple 1. Go to your Google + account (https://plus.google.com/). 2. Click on the Profile icon on the Left. 3. If you look at the URL in the address bar, it should look something like this: https://plus.google.com/104653270154306099169/posts 4. The long numerical string in the URL is your Google+ ID. Here is CoderzHeaven’s from… Read More »

How to make a http call repeatedly from a service in android?

We may have applications in which we may have to make repeated calls to a webservice. At that time services may be useful. This is such an example in which we will be creating a Service in android to create a repeated call to a webservice in a time delay of some seconds or milliseconds.… Read More »