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How to use interface to communicate between two activities

I am trying to make listener interface between two activities Act1 and Act2. Act1 will start Act2. If there is some event occurred in Act2, it will inform it to Act1. Problem is that I am starting new activity using Intent, so how Act1 will assign itself as listener to Act2’s interface?

Act1.java

public class Act1 extends ActionBarActivity implements
        ActionBar.OnNavigationListener {

    ActionBar actionbar;
    Intent pizzaIntent;
    boolean visibleFirstTime = true;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.menutab);

        //set actionbar here
    }

@Override
    public boolean onNavigationItemSelected(int arg0, long arg1)// item pos,
                                                                // itemid
    {
        switch (arg0) {
        case 0:
            if(this.visibleFirstTime == false)
            {
            if(pizzaIntent == null)
            {
                pizzaIntent = new Intent(this,Act2.class);
                //how to call setChangeListener?
            }
            startActivity(pizzaIntent);
            }
            else
                this.visibleFirstTime = false;
            break;
        case 1:
            System.out.println("selected: " + arg0);
            break;
        case 2:
            System.out.println("selected: " + arg0);
            break;
        case 3:
            System.out.println("selected: " + arg0);
            break;
        default:
            break;
        }
        return true;
    }
}

Act2.java

public class Act2 extends Activity {

     selectionChangeListener listener;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.pizza_slice_selection);
    }

    public void setChangeListener(selectionChangeListener listener)
    {
        this.listener = listener;
    }

    private interface selectionChangeListener
    {
        public void selectionMadeAtIndex(int index);
    }
}

Note: Please don’t suggest me to use fragments. I want to use activities currently.

Answer

Have you considered using LocalBroadcastManager?

In Act1’s onCreate:

act2InitReceiver= new BroadcastReceiver()
    {

        @Override
        public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent)
        {
            // do your listener event stuff
        }
    };
LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).registerReceiver(act2InitReceiver, new IntentFilter("activity-2-initialized"));

In Act1’s onDestroy:

LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).unregisterReceiver(act2InitReceiver);

In Act2’s onCreate:

LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).sendBroadcast(new Intent("activity-2-initialized"));

Give me a comment if the code doesn’t compile, I’m writing it by hand.

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