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MinimalistContentProvider - Solution Code

This sample presents a minimalist content provider implementation, just the bare bones, to show how it's done.


One of the reaons content providers are difficult to understand is because they require a lot of other parts to work in a useful way, such as a user interface to display the data, adapters to drive the UI, a backend such as a database, you get the idea.

This sample is not useful as an app. It's sole purpose is to show the basic mechanics if implementing a content provider. As such, the data is mocked, and the user interface is as simple as possible.


You need to know:

  • It helps if you understand MVP architecture, which is all about separating the data from the user interface, with a "presenter" that connects the two; that is, shuffles the data from the repository to the user interface.

Getting Started

  1. Download and run the code in Android Studio.


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