Calling the Bound Service from Main Activity

In the last Article you learnt how to bind MainActivity with BoundService.

Time for you to call the displayDistance method to display the distance traveled. You can create a new method which will return the distance computed. This method will create a Handler and invoke the Service every second.

private void displayDistance() {
    final Handler handler = new Handler(); Runnable() {
        public void run() {
            double distance = 0;
            if(mDistanceTraveledService != null){
                distance = mDistanceTraveledService.getDistanceTraveled();
            handler.postDelayed(this, 1000);

Next add a TextView in the Layout XML file to display this.


Full source code is available here


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