Android: Some Cool and Useful Implicit Intents For Your App

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I was just playing around with some INTENTS and wanted to share some useful things they can do. Note: These are what these intents do on my own personal phone.


Intent i;
//Opens an app for you to send feedback to the developer(Google Play)
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_APP_ERROR);

//Opens the "OK Google" assistance for you. Speak into mic.
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_ASSIST);

//Opens an app to send a bug report to Google.
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_BUG_REPORT);

//Opens Phone dialer
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_DIAL);

//Opens Camera
i = new Intent(android.provider.MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);

//Opens Google drive to select a file
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK);

//Opens app to select image (Gallery, Picaso, etc.)
//Change "Images" in URI for Audio, Video, Files, MediaColumns
//e.g. android.provider.MediaStore.Audio.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK, 
android.provider.MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI);

//Opens app to send email
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);

//Opens up an operation to set your wallpaper for home screen
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SET_WALLPAPER);

//Opens up SVoice, Dialer Voice Command
i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VOICE_COMMAND);

startActivityForResult(Intent
.createChooser(i, "Choose an application"), REQUEST_CODE);

There are a lot more Intents to be learned, but maybe this will give you insight on what you can do with your app.

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