Android – How to know if the app is open when I managed a push-notification


Using Android, when I received a notification push throw my GCMIntentService, I want to know if my app is open or not, because if my app is open when the user click on the notification I want to do nothing, but if the app is close I want to open the app.

Best Solution

Launch the root activity (the one that has ACTION=MAIN and CATEGORY=LAUNCHER in the manifest) and add Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK. If the app is already active (no matter which activity is on top) this will just bring the task to the front. If the app isn't active, it will start it with your root activity.