Content Providers


  • What is Content Provider? 
  • Data model 
  • URIs 
  • Querying Content Provider 
  • Modifying data 
  • Creating a Content Provider 
  • Contacts Content Provider

What is a Content Provider? 

  • Store and retrieve data and make it accessible to all applications 
  • Only way to share data across applications 
    • There's no common storage area that all Android packages can access 
  • Two types of content providers 
    • Android's built-in content providers 
    • Custom content providers you create

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