How to create background process in your Android App?

In this video it shows the steps to create background process in your Android App. In this video it triggers the background process using a Alarm Manager which calls the background process repeatedly whenever it is triggered by the alarm manager.

In the background process for the demonstration purpose a ringtone is played for around 500 ms. Also, a toast message is printed to show/ display the execution of the background process on a regular interval.

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Source Code:

package com.programmerworld.backgroundprocess;

import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;

import android.app.AlarmManager;
import android.app.PendingIntent;
import android.content.Context;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
}

public void startBackGroundProcessButtonClick(View view){

Intent intent = new Intent(this, myBackgroundProcess.class);
intent.setAction("BackgroundProcess");

//Set the repeated Task
PendingIntent pendingIntent = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(this, 0, intent, 0);
AlarmManager alarmManager = (AlarmManager) getSystemService(Context.ALARM_SERVICE);
alarmManager.setRepeating(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, 0, 10, pendingIntent);

finish();
}
}

package com.programmerworld.backgroundprocess;

import android.content.BroadcastReceiver;
import android.content.Context;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.media.Ringtone;
import android.media.RingtoneManager;
import android.os.SystemClock;
import android.widget.Toast;

import java.util.Calendar;

public class myBackgroundProcess extends BroadcastReceiver {
@Override
public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
Ringtone ringtone = RingtoneManager.getRingtone(context,RingtoneManager.getDefaultUri(RingtoneManager.TYPE_RINGTONE));
ringtone.play();

Toast.makeText(context, "This is my background process: \n" + Calendar.getInstance().getTime().toString(), Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

SystemClock.sleep(2000);
ringtone.stop();
}
}

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.programmerworld.backgroundprocess">

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
android:supportsRtl="true"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
<activity android:name=".MainActivity">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>

<receiver android:name=".myBackgroundProcess"
android:enabled="true"
android:exported="true">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="BackgroundProcess"/>
</intent-filter>
</receiver>

</application>
</manifest>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context=".MainActivity">

<Button
android:id="@+id/button"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginStart="124dp"
android:layout_marginTop="172dp"
android:onClick="startBackGroundProcessButtonClick"
android:text="@string/start_background"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context=".MainActivity">

<Button
android:id="@+id/button"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginStart="124dp"
android:layout_marginTop="172dp"
android:onClick="startBackGroundProcessButtonClick"
android:text="@string/start_background"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.
buildscript {
repositories {
google()
jcenter()
}
dependencies {
classpath "com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.0.0"

// NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
// in the individual module build.gradle files
}
}

allprojects {
repositories {
google()
jcenter()
}
}

task clean(type: Delete) {
delete rootProject.buildDir
}

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