Frequently used Android Intents

Useful and commonly used Android Intents for frequently used tasks like managing apps, making call, sending SMS, eMail etc

Show webapps

Uri uri = Uri.parse("http://www.google.com");
Intent it  = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,uri);
startActivity(it);

Show maps

Uri uri = Uri.parse("geo:28.33,72.76");
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.Action_VIEW,uri);
startActivity(it); 

Show ways

Uri uri = Uri.parse("http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=startLat%20startLng&daddr=endLat%20endLng&hl=en");
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,URI);
startActivity(it);

Call dial program

Uri uri = Uri.parse("tel:9959140951");
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_DIAL, uri);  
startActivity(it);  
Uri uri = Uri.parse("tel.9958140951");
Intent it =new Intent(Intent.ACTION_CALL,uri);
//this intent needs permission :

Send sms/mms

Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);   
it.putExtra("sms_body", "Sample SMS text");   
it.setType("vnd.android-dir/mms-sms");   
startActivity(it);  

Send sms

Uri uri = Uri.parse("smsto:9958140951");   
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, uri);   
it.putExtra("sms_body", "Sample SMS text");   
startActivity(it);  

Send mms

Uri uri = Uri.parse("content://media/external/images/media/23");   
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);   
it.putExtra("sms_body", "some text");   
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, uri);   
it.setType("image/png");   
startActivity(it); 


Send email

Uri uri = Uri.parse("mailto:gauravstomar@gmail.com");
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, uri);
startActivity(it);

Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);   
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, "gauravstomar@gmail.com");   
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "The email body text");   
it.setType("text/plain");   
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(it, "Choose Email Client"));  

Intent it=new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);     
String[] tos={"me@gmail.com"};     
String[] ccs={"you@gmail.com"};     
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, tos);     
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_CC, ccs);     
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "Sample email body text");     
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "Sample email subject text");     
it.setType("message/rfc822");     
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(it, "Choose Email Client"));   

//Add extra
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);   
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "The email subject text");   
it.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, "file:///sdcard/audio.mp3");   
sendIntent.setType("audio/mp3");   
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(it, "Choose Email Client"));

Play media

Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
Uri uri = Uri.parse("file:///sdcard/audio.mp3");
it.setDataAndType(uri, "audio/mp3");
startActivity(it);

Uri uri = Uri.withAppendedPath(MediaStore.Audio.Media.INTERNAL_CONTENT_URI, "1");   
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);   
startActivity(it);  

Manage application

Uri uri = Uri.fromParts("package", "com.gst", null);   
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_DELETE, uri);   
startActivity(it);

//uninstall apk
Uri uninstallUri = Uri.fromParts("package", "com.gst", null);
returnIt = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_DELETE, uninstallUri);

//install apk
Uri installUri = Uri.fromParts("package", "com.gst", null);
returnIt = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PACKAGE_ADDED, installUri);

//search
Uri uri = Uri.parse("market://search?q=pname:com.gst");  
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);  
startActivity(it);  

//show detail page
Uri uri = Uri.parse("market://details?id=com.gst");  
Intent it = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);  
startActivity(it);  

Play audio

Uri playUri = Uri.parse("file:///sdcard/download/sound.mp3");
returnIt = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, playUri);

Search google

Intent intent = new Intent();
intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_WEB_SEARCH);
intent.putExtra(SearchManager.QUERY,"searchString")
startActivity(intent);