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What is Android Room?

It provides an abstraction layer over SQLite to allow fluent database access while harnessing the full power of SQLite. Apps that handle non-trivial amounts of structured data can benefit greatly from persisting that data locally. The most common use case is to cache relevant pieces of data.
Android Room is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses Android Room?

26 companies reportedly use Android Room in their tech stacks, including SWORD Health, BestDoctor, and android.

187 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Android Room.

Android Room Integrations

Java, SQLite, Kotlin, Android OS, and F-droid are some of the popular tools that integrate with Android Room. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Android Room.
Pros of Android Room
Extensive documentation
Pushing bulk data to server easily
Easy to understand the transaction of data

Android Room's Features

  • Provides an abstraction layer over SQLite
  • Allows fluent database access while harnessing the full power of SQLite
  • Cache relevant pieces of data

Android Room Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Android Room?
SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.
It is an open source Android ORM making development for SQLite databases fun again. It relieves developers from dealing with low-level database requirements while saving development time.
The Realm Mobile Platform is a next-generation data layer for applications. Realm is reactive, concurrent, and lightweight, allowing you to work with live, native objects.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
It is fast, efficient, and feature-rich Kotlin database library built on SQLite for Android. It utilizes annotation processing to generate SQLite boilerplate for you and provides a powerful SQLite query language that makes using SQLite a joy.
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Android Room's Followers
266 developers follow Android Room to keep up with related blogs and decisions.