Although it has passed awhile since I published my first android application on Google Play, and I published already my second Android App meanwhile, I decided to write about it as well, as almost all my posts from this blog till now are findings and experience gained while I was working on ITMoldova app.
ITMoldova.com is a Moldavian site that provides daily IT News for romanian speaking people. The main purpose of Android application is to check the RSS feed of the site if there are any new articles. If it turns out that new articles have been published on the site, then launch a status bar notification and notify the user. And of course, the user is able to see the most recent articles and read them right from his device.
The application settings provides the ability to set up the desired interval of time, when the application should verify the RSS feed, plus the possibility to Turn On or Off this feature.
I have some doubts in regards to how many of my readers and visitors of this blog understand Romanian language, but just in case, here’s the Google Play download link: 🙂
Here are the topics that will help you achieve this:
Creating A Simple RSS Application in Android
Understanding AsyncTask – Once and Forever
How to verify an RSS Feed if New Articles have been published.
Working With Services – IntentService
Showing status bar notifications in Android
Writing and Reading from SharedPreferences
Building a Custom Fancy ListView in Android
After reading (and exercising) the above tutorials, you should be able to build your own Cool RSS Application :).