Android Build a Weather App Networking Getting the OkHttp Library Using Gradle

Fernando Batista
Fernando Batista
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When do I use Retrofit or OkHttp?

Hi guys!

I've never used the OkHttp library before, but I have used Retrofit.

I want to understand a little better what's the difference between these two libraries, I mean, when should I each one of them?

I did my search about it on StackOverFlow, but I can't understand it clearly..

I understand that both libraries have the same objective, and I could change OkHttp for Retrofit and viceversa with no problems.. The main difference is that Retrofit can help us with mapping of Json files, thus it can be more productive in some situations.

Is theresomething else to consider in my search for this question?

Thanks!