Android BroadcastReceiver edit

Communicate two activities through custom Broadcast receiver

You can communicate two activities so that Activity A can be notified of an event happening in Activity B.

Activity A

final String eventName = "";

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

protected void onDestroy() {

private void registerEventReceiver() {
    IntentFilter eventFilter = new IntentFilter();
    registerReceiver(eventReceiver, eventFilter);

private BroadcastReceiver eventReceiver = new BroadcastReceiver() {
    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
         //This code will be executed when the broadcast in activity B is launched

Activity B

final String eventName = "";

private void launchEvent() {
    Intent eventIntent = new Intent(eventName);

Of course you can add more information to the broadcast adding extras to the Intent that is passed between the activities. Not added to keep the example as simple as possible.

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