- To store the web-based data in Android Shared Preference, or in a local Database.
- To show a customized dialog box.
- Storing the web content in Android Clipboard
- Sharing web content in various applications of Android etc.
So to understand this concept let’s create a small project where the user would be entering the basic details and that details would be shown in Android’s Dialog box. For this article, we will be using the concept of WebView.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Navigate to app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to it. Comments are added in the code to get to know in detail.
Here we have added WebView to our layout file. now we need to load a URL in this WebView, so here we are creating a simple HTML file that would be locally stored in the Assets folder of the Android project.
Step 3: Creating a HTML file
Step 4: Working with the MainActivity file
So here when the user clicks on the button of the webpage it will call the showMsg() of Android and from that method dialog box would be shown to the user. here we can save the details in the local database or we can perform various tasks by accessing the web content in android this can be done in a more dynamic way. as per the requirement.