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PDF Reader

I am trying to create an app that displays pdf documents from a website..can anybody give me some pointers on where i can start?

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

It kind of a pain, unfortunately! It sounds like you want to view them directly within your app, which means you'll need to write or use a library to view PDFs. Here's a link to one I found by searching for "Android pdf" on Github: https://github.com/JoanZapata/android-pdfview

If you have a little more flexibility, you could pass the URL in an Intent and let the user choose an app to view the PDFs.

Here's a good StackOverflow question about Android and PDFs: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4664791/what-intent-would-open-a-pdf-from-a-url