Android – next steps

Now that I’ve gotten some introductory Android programming stuff done, the next step is diving deep into the developer documentation.

Still working my way through it all, but just reading through the Android Application Fundamentals and gosh… what a bunch of neat stuff. Or at least, so it seems here on paper.

How applications aren’t these monolithic things, but instead a collection of components. There is no main(). The notion of Activities, Services, Broadcast Receivers, and Content Providers. That’s pretty neat. Then how those Activities group together in a Task, how components across the system can work together, pushing and popping off the task stack. That level of modularity and integration is pretty cool. It’s like the whole system is a giant plug-in architecture of sorts.