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Consuming APIs in Android Applications

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Consuming APIs in Android Applications

Do you already have an Android application or are looking to create a new one that consumes web APIs, then this is the talk for you! This presentation will cover modern best practices on how to consume web APIs using the latest open source libraries. Learn how you can download and parse web APIs with a minimal amount of work, while also getting the benefits of a HTTP cache, gzip support, connection pooling, and SPDY support.

You will learn how to start with an application with no API usage and add and make use of an OkHttp, GSON, and Retrofit stack. Using this stack, as well as code generators, you will learn how you can parse most web APIs in about five minutes.

About the presenters

• Bill Donahue - Bill has been a mobile developer for the last five years and has worked on over a dozen apps on the iOS and Android platforms.

• Travis Himes - Travis is an Android enthusiast and professional working for MeetMe. He is also a Glass Explorer learning the boundaries of developing for Glass.


After the meeting is over, we'll head over to Triumph right across the street.


Parking is available, but it's paid parking. The machines take cash or credit cards.