How to Autostart an Android Application?


I'm not sure how to autostart an android application after the android emulator completes its booting. Does anyone have any code snippets that will help me?

7/22/2009 9:02:28 PM

You have to add a manifest permission entry:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED" />

(of course you should list all other permissions that your app uses).

Then, implement BroadcastReceiver class, it should be simple and fast executable. The best approach is to set an alarm in this receiver to wake up your service (if it's not necessary to keep it running ale the time as Prahast wrote).

public class BootUpReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {
public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
    AlarmManager am = (AlarmManager) context.getSystemService(Context.ALARM_SERVICE);
    PendingIntent pi = PendingIntent.getService(context, 0, new Intent(context, MyService.class), PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT);
    am.setInexactRepeating(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, System.currentTimeMillis() + interval, interval, pi);

Then, add a Receiver class to your manifest file:

    <receiver android:enabled="true" android:name=".receivers.BootUpReceiver"
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
2/23/2011 9:21:50 PM

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