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Apps Text Messaging and Databases - a couple of questions

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by forameus, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. forameus

    forameus Lurker
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    Jun 13, 2010

    Jun 13, 2010
    First post here, so please be gentle :)

    I'm working on a little app that cleans up a lot of the problems I saw in the stock text messaging app my Hero has. Basically I have one person I text an awful lot, and the text messaging thread I have is becoming very large (about 3500 at last count). I don't particularly want to delete them, so when viewing the thread the phone struggles quite a bit to load up the massive number of messages. So I wanted to make an app that saved incoming text messages in a better way, probably to a database, and allowed a more customisable view, only showing the 50 most recent messages say, rather than all.

    Obviously this wouldn't be much use if I couldn't import all existing messages, so that is my first question. How does Android save the messages as standard? Are they retrievable or accessible?

    My second issue came up when I tried to intercept and save new messages. I'm using a BroadcastReceiver, and I can intercept the incoming messages fine, displaying a Toast with the information I need when they come in. However, when I came to saving them to a database, I hit a brick wall. I've used the DBAdapter idea in the past, and hoped I could do the same again, but can't see any way to make it work using this. Is there another way that I'm not seeing?

    Any help would be much appreciated


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