Android Intent Standard Categories

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Following table lists down various important Android Intent Standard Categories. You can check Android Official Documentation for a complete list of Categories:

S.N.Categories & Description
1CATEGORY_APP_BROWSER
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the browser application.
2CATEGORY_APP_CALCULATOR
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the calculator application.
3CATEGORY_APP_CALENDAR
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the calendar application.
4CATEGORY_APP_CONTACTS
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the contacts application.
5CATEGORY_APP_EMAIL
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the email application.
6CATEGORY_APP_GALLERY
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the gallery application.
7CATEGORY_APP_MAPS
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the maps application.
8CATEGORY_APP_MARKET
This activity allows the user to browse and download new applications.
9CATEGORY_APP_MESSAGING
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the messaging application.
10CATEGORY_APP_MUSIC
Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the music application.
11CATEGORY_BROWSABLE
Activities that can be safely invoked from a browser must support this category.
12CATEGORY_CAR_DOCK
An activity to run when device is inserted into a car dock.
13CATEGORY_CAR_MODE
Used to indicate that the activity can be used in a car environment.
14CATEGORY_DEFAULT
Set if the activity should be an option for the default action (center press) to perform on a piece of data.
15CATEGORY_DESK_DOCK
An activity to run when device is inserted into a car dock.
16CATEGORY_DEVELOPMENT_PREFERENCE
This activity is a development preference panel.
17CATEGORY_EMBED
Capable of running inside a parent activity container.
18CATEGORY_FRAMEWORK_INSTRUMENTATION_TEST
To be used as code under test for framework instrumentation tests.
19CATEGORY_HE_DESK_DOCK
An activity to run when device is inserted into a digital (high end) dock.
20CATEGORY_HOME
This is the home activity, that is the first activity that is displayed when the device boots.
21CATEGORY_INFO
Provides information about the package it is in.
22CATEGORY_LAUNCHER
Should be displayed in the top-level launcher.
23CATEGORY_LE_DESK_DOCK
An activity to run when device is inserted into a analog (low end) dock.
24CATEGORY_MONKEY
This activity may be exercised by the monkey or other automated test tools.
25CATEGORY_OPENABLE
Used to indicate that a GET_CONTENT intent only wants URIs that can be opened with ContentResolver.openInputStream.
26CATEGORY_PREFERENCE
This activity is a preference panel.
27CATEGORY_TAB
Intended to be used as a tab inside of a containing TabActivity.
28CATEGORY_TEST
To be used as a test (not part of the normal user experience).
29CATEGORY_UNIT_TEST
To be used as a unit test (run through the Test Harness).


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