Top 10 Android libraries every Android developer should know about

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Retrofit

Retrofit is type-safe HTTP client that allows you to define your REST API as an interface. You can manipulate the API requests’ body, headers, query parameters and much more via annotations, which makes everything clean and simple. Retrofit also allows sy

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Moshi

Moshi is a library that converts JSON into Java and Kotlin models. A lot of people refer to the Moshi as GSON 3.0. This library is superior to GSON in several aspects: it's faster, it includes Kotlin support, it's maintained, it throws predictable excepti

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Glide

As you probably know by now, Android image loading and handling API is terrible. It’s a nightmare to even resize an image without getting “OutOfMemoryException.” Glide is an image loading library that exposes a nice API, allowing you to transform your ima

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Picasso

A powerful image downloading and caching library for Android Images add much-needed context and visual flair to Android applications. Picasso allows for hassle-free image loading in your application—often in one line of code! Many common pitfalls of ima

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Room

Room is an official Android ORM, and there are multiple reasons for that status. This library features a beautiful API that is similar to Retrofit. It also relies heavily on annotations and standard SQL syntax. Additionally, Room includes out of the box

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RxJava

RxJava is a Java implementation of ReactiveX API that allows you to chain asynchronous tasks and events into observable sequences. Users expect modern applications to display data in real-time. In other words, they want to see data updated automatically.

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Dagger

Without Dagger, our Top 10 libraries list would be incomplete. Dagger is a fully static, compile-time dependency injection framework. Similar to RxJava, Dagger is really hard to understand (it took me a while to understand their CoffeeMaker example), but

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EventBus

EventBus is an open-source library for Android and Java using the publisher/subscriber pattern for loose coupling. EventBus enables central communication to decoupled classes with just a few lines of code – simplifying the code, removing dependencies, and

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Firebase

You may have guessed it boys! The main topic of the blog itself, Firebase takes the #1 spot! And let me tell you why. For those of you who don’t know, Firebase is a package of over 20 different Cloud Services. Most of the platform is free to use on a sma

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Lottie

Suggested by one of our Sr. android developers, Lottie is one of the android animation libraries that parses Adobe After Effects animations exported as json with Bodymovin and renders them natively on mobile. lottie-library With this library, for the ve

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