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Exploring the Contacts API

  • Satya Komatineni
  • Dave MacLean


In Chapter 4, we covered content providers. In that chapter, we listed the benefits of exposing data through content provider abstraction. In a content provider abstraction, data is exposed as a series of URLs. These data URLs can be used to read, query, update, insert, and delete. These URLs and their corresponding cursors become the API for that content provider.


Content Provider Personal Profile Menu Item Contact Data Account Type 
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© Satya Komatineni and Dave MacLean 2012

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  • Satya Komatineni
  • Dave MacLean

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