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<h2>Dependencies and prerequisites</h2>
<li>Android 2.2 (API level 8) and higher</li>
<p>By providing powerful APIs for internet connectivity, the Android framework
helps you build rich cloud-enabled apps that sync their data to a remote web
service, making sure all your devices always stay in sync, and your valuable
data is always backed up to the cloud.</p>
<p>This class covers different strategies for cloud enabled applications. It
covers syncing data with the cloud using your own back-end web application, and
backing up data using the cloud so that users can restore their data when
installing your application on a new device.
<dt><strong><a href="backupapi.html">Using the Backup API</a></strong></dt>
<dd>Learn how to integrate the Backup API into your Android Application, so
that user data such as preferences, notes, and high scores update seamlessly
across all of a user's devices</dd>
<dt><strong><a href="gcm.html">Making the Most of Google Cloud Messaging</a></strong></dt>
<dd>Learn how to efficiently send multicast messages, react intelligently to
incoming Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) messages, and use GCM messages to
efficiently sync with the server.</dd>