Unlike their showy cousins Activities and Fragments, Android Services are often left out of the limelight, staying quietly in the background, carrying out the book-keeping jobs needed to display all those fancy UI elements on the screen.

But do you really know about Services? While they have much fewer life-cycle callbacks then Activities, there are plenty of interesting and unexpected behaviours and not-quite documented features that you should be aware of when using Services.

This talk will take a quick journey through some interesting facets of using Services, with plenty of real world code examples from apps I’ve recently worked on to help you make the most of using Services in your Android apps.

 
 

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