Few days ago I was wanted to start coding a new app, nothing especial, just a example app project. One thing I notice each time I want to start a new project is that the first steps to setup the project properly discourage me from starting it, so I always end up delaying the start date because I don’t want to go through this repetitive process again.

That made me think and I decided this could not happen to me anymore. …

Last week I post about how to create a custom Downloader in the
Picasso library. After posting the article I was told that the next release of Picasso (Picasso 2.4) will have a new API for this purpose.

The new API is called RequestHandler API and It was a PR from Lucas Rocha.

The problem

Even If we were able to handle most cases with a custom Downloader. This implementation of the library had some constraints that the new API is coming to solve:

1. Downloader should be implemented just to download, and if we are dealing with local images, the downloader is the wrong place for this kind of abstraction. …

Lately, I have been playing with the DropBox’s API and I faced a problem trying to display the image files thumbnails.

The problem

I didn’t have the URL of the thumbnail, so I couldn’t use it directly with Picasso as I used to do:

When you request a folder content from the Dropbox API, you get the files metadata. …



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