Rakesh Rakesh - 3 months ago 22
Android Question

What is an Android PendingIntent?

I am a newbie to Android. I read the Android Documentation but I still need some more clarification. Can anyone tell me what exactly a

PendingIntent
is?

Answer

A PendingIntent is a token that you give to a foreign application (e.g. NotificationManager, AlarmManager, Home Screen AppWidgetManager, or other 3rd party applications), which allows the foreign application to use your application's permissions to execute a predefined piece of code.

If you give the foreign application an Intent, and that application sends/broadcasts the Intent you gave, they will execute the Intent with their own permissions. But if you instead give the foreign application a PendingIntent you created using your own permission, that application will execute the contained Intent using your application's permission.