Fetching Images with Coil

When developing an app, one of the libraries that’s usually needed is one that fetches and shows images. Fortunately, you have an excellent list from where you can choose from. In this video course, you’re going to use Coil. Coil is an image loading library for Android built entirely in Kotlin and backed by Kotlin Coroutines. It has a set of built-in tools that allow you to easily do the most common operations over an image. Either it’s applying a smooth transition once it’s available, or to add it round corners, or simply make it round. All of these functionalities are available and can be quickly applied by calling its corresponding function.
  • Author: Carlos Mota
  • Level: Beginner
  • Video time: 60 minutes
  • Study time: 3 hours
  • Sample Project Included: Yes
  • Learning Path: Junior Developer

A few more words about this course

In this course, you'll implement an application that is going to fetch and load different formats of images from an external source and show them in a list. To improve your app’s UX, you will show a placeholder while it’s being transferred or an error image in case it fails. You’ll see how to work with transitions and how easy it is to apply transformations to your images. Additionally, you’re also going to learn how you can add logs and cache your images locally. This course will be done using Jetpack Compose.
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By the end of the course you will have mastered:

  • In this course, you'll be able to implement:
  • Fetching and loading images from the network.
  • Adding transformations to your images.
  • Adding transitions.
  • Cache

Meet the instructor

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Carlos Mota

Android GDE and Android Tech Lead & KMP Architect
He can easily be spotted either working on Android applications written in Kotlin or developing them along with Kotlin Multiplatform. An enthusiastic about new technology and always trying to reach those last 20% of all of his side projects that seem to be really far away. He loves to share his knowledge with others either by giving talks, teaching, writing, or along with a cold beer in the nearest pub. GDG Coimbra organizer and Kotlin evangelist, he also has a huge passion for travel, photography, space, and the occasional run.