Thursday, May 9, 2013

Incoming Call Broadcast Reciever

Learn Android Development

In previous I discussed about how to handle incoming call or how to listen for Incoming call using Activity, In this post I will discuss the same using Broadcast Receiver.

Broadcast Receiver is  better way than Activity to listen for Incoming Calls.

So declare the Permission and Receiver in Manifest

Permission Required:

 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />

Declare the receiver and register it to listen "android.intent.action.PHONE_STATE"  action


<manifest xmlns:android=""
    android:versionName="1.0" >

        android:targetSdkVersion="16" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />

        android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
        <receiver android:name=".IncommingCallReceiver" android:enabled="true">
                                     <action android:name="android.intent.action.PHONE_STATE" />



Incoming Call Receiver

import android.content.BroadcastReceiver;
import android.content.Context;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.telephony.TelephonyManager;
import android.widget.Toast;

 public class IncommingCallReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver
      Context mContext;
      public void onReceive(Context mContext, Intent intent)
              String state = intent.getStringExtra(TelephonyManager.EXTRA_STATE);

                   Toast.makeText(mContext, "Phone Is Ringing", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
                   // Your Code
                   Toast.makeText(mContext, "Call Recieved", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
                       // Your Code
              if (state.equals(TelephonyManager.EXTRA_STATE_IDLE))
                  Toast.makeText(mContext, "Phone Is Idle", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
                      // Your Code
          catch(Exception e)
              //your custom message





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  1. what is the advantage or difference between using incoming broadcast receiver over listening to telephony manager state changes?

  2. yes thanks its fine upto displaying the toast message while the phone is ringing
    but............. going for displaying custom incoming/outgoing call screens the windowManager is working fine with some devices i don,t know where the compatibily issue is
    thanks again

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