OkHttp, the Android HTTP Client from Square

Most apps need network connections to external services to access and exchange data. This is typically through REST APIs and an HTTP client in your app. OKHttp is an Android HTTP client library from square that reduces the steps needed, and means you can spend more time on the important areas of your app.

Why OkHttp?

It’s a simple library to use, loading data faster and saving bandwidth. It removes the need for network testing, recovering from common connection problems, and on a connection failure, OkHttp can retry the request with a different route.

OkHttp supports Android 2.3 and above, which is more than 99% of the market based on current statistics of version usage.

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