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Creating a content provider is no easy feat, and it has many components. Many developers have struggled with this, so naturally, someone created a library to simplify this process. Check out Schematic for an example of such a library.
Loading images over the network is a challenge since it depends heavily on network availability and consumes a lot of battery. There are many libraries that help with this, including robust features such as caching, configured timeouts and more. See Picasso for an example of such a library.
Barcode scanning is a feature that is available in many different applications, so that should give you a hint that there are libraries that help with that. The Google Mobile Vision library includes API’s for scanning barcodes.
Complex logging needs can also be addressed using Libraries. The default logger falls short if you need to modify what kind of things you need displayed in the debugger depending on what version of your app is Running. Timber includes this, and many more features.
Updated on 6th November 2016
Following my previous post on Android libraries that developers should have, I have decided to share the development applications and frameworks, as well as the IDEs, I have on my computer that I feel other developers should have kept up-to-date with them. Of course nothing is absolute and you are free to recommend your favourites in the comments section. So here’s my list in alphabetical order:
There are others that are just simply great to have:
This blog post is written in response to the Top 5 Android libraries every Android developer should know about by Dario Penić. He gave 5 libraries for features that every Java developer, not just Android developers, should import into his/her applications to ease development. However, I want to make some modifications to his list to suit my own and include one or two libraries which others may find more to their styles or needs.