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Define and run an IntentService class

Define and run an IntentService class: Android Development: Concurrent Programming
Define and run an IntentService class: Android Development: Concurrent Programming

Simple threads and async tasks work fine when you’re dealing with tasks that take a few seconds. But when you want to manage longer running tasks, such as downloading files from a remote source over the web, you might instead want to use an IntentService class. As with all services, an IntentService class must be registered in the app manifest. When you call it, it runs once and is then automatically destroyed.

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