Android Intents with Kotlin

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This past fall, I became part of the Ray Wenderlich tutorial team for Android. As part of that team, we are updating the existing Android tutorials using Kotlin along with the latest Android tool set. My first assignment was to update the Intents tutorial.

What is an Intent you ask? Well, Intents and Intent Filters facilitate communications between app components, allowing things like starting an activity, starting a service, or delivering a broadcast.

In the Intents tutorial, you’ll learn the following:

  • What an Intent is and what its wider role is within Android.
  • How you can use an Intent to create and retrieve content from other apps for use in your own.
  • How to receive or respond to an Intent sent by another app.

The updated version of the tutorial can be found here: