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"Skipped 60 frames! The application may be doing too much work on its main thread"--BlogReader

This error just showed up while doing a run I did at the end of the Getting Data from a JSON Request video. I can't make heads or tails out of the info I see when googling the question.

I do see there is a "known issue", but don't know if that could generate this error.

Any insight into this error message and how to address would be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer

In Android you have UI Threads, which are threads that are executed when a UI event happens (a button clicked). These UI events need to happen quickly and if you have a lot of code in your UI events then you will see this error message. Also this will occur with asynchronous events like fetching data from a URL. The solution is to use threads or async tasks. You want to off load any heavy code off of your UI Threads and onto another area - a new thread or in your main activity. This information helped me greatly. Take a look at the section "Worker Threads and AsyncTask":


This definitely helped clear the fog. I am wondering if I did something wrong while doing the lesson, or if the code as per the video does generate this problem.