The AsyncTask class offers a simple, convenient mechanism for moving your time-consuming operations onto a background thread. It offers the convenience of event handlers synchronized with the GUI thread to let you update Views and other UI elements to report progress or publish results when your task is complete.
AsyncTask handles all of the thread creation, management, and synchronization, enabling you to create an asynchronous task consisting of processing to be done in the background and a UI update to be performed when processing is complete.
Was this article helpful?
Quick start guide to skyrocket your offline and online business success with mobile apps. If you know anything about mobile devices, you’ve probably heard that famous phrase coined by one of the mobile device’s most prolific creators proclaiming that there’s an app for pretty much everything.