- What is a Service?
- Service lifecycles
- Local services
- Remote services
What is a Service?
When a Service Used?
- Applications will need to run processes for a long time without any intervention from the user, or very rare interventions.
- These background processes need to keep running even when the device is being used for other activities / tasks.
Two Types of Services
- Local service
- Runs in the same process of the application that starts it
- Not accessible from other applications
- Remote service
- Exposes to other applications through AIDL (Android Services Definition Language)
- Accessible from other applications as well
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