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Help Activities And You!

by on Feb.04, 2011, under Android Development

One of the hardest features to include in your Android applications is the help feature. The help feature aims to teach your users how to properly use your application, avoid common pitfalls and even let them know about bugs you are aware of and currently working on. Unfortunately the more information you need to shove into the help, the more cumbersome it becomes to manage your applications help and the less likely you are to spend time keeping it current.

So what can we do to make our lives, the developer, a little easier while at the same time getting the user better content? The answer to all your problems is the WebView. WebViews can be created in the activity with only a few lines and are quite powerful. They can process Javascript, CSS and of course basic HTML although a lesser known feature may be the fact that from your activity you can actually communicate bidirectionally with your in page Javascript however thats a discussion for another day.
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