Foreground Applications

When creating foreground applications you need to carefully consider the Activity life cycle (described in Chapter 3) so that the Activity switches seamlessly between the foreground and the background.

Applications have little control over their life cycles, and a background application with no running Services is a prime candidate for cleanup by Android's resource management. This means that you need to save the state of the application when it is no longer in the foreground, to let you present the exact same state when it is brought to the front.

It's also particularly important for foreground applications to present a slick and intuitive user experience. You'll learn more about creating well-behaved and attractive foreground Activities in Chapters 3 and 4.

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