005: Image libraries for Android

In this episode of Fragmented, Donn and Kaushik start off by discussing the tips and tricks available for efficiently loading images in an Android app. Good image libraries make use of these techniques and perform all the heavy lifting in the background. So they then discuss the different image library options available for Android developers.


Show Notes

Techniques/tips on effective image rendering in Android:

Bitmap sizes and allocation:

Reuse bitmaps:

Downsample bitmaps


Image libraries for Android:

Image library comparisons:

Awesome picks:


Donn Felker

Kaushik Gopal