What is OkHttp?
HTTP is the way modern applications network. It’s how we exchange data & media. Doing HTTP efficiently makes your stuff load faster and saves bandwidth.
OkHttp is a tool in the API Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses OkHttp?
11 companies reportedly use OkHttp in their tech stacks, including Tokopedia, Avito, and IWB.
24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OkHttp.
Pros of OkHttp
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- HTTP/2 support allows all requests to the same host to share a socket.
- Connection pooling reduces request latency (if HTTP/2 isn’t available).
- Transparent GZIP shrinks download sizes.
- Response caching avoids the network completely for repeat requests
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