robospice-parent-1.4.5 (Jul 12, 2013)
Sep 19, 2012
Jan 14, 2018 (Retired)
Stéphane Nicolas (stephanenicolas)
Luke Sleeman (lukesleeman)
Steffen Platte (splatte)
jorgev (jorgevila)
Andrey Grebnev (agrebnev)
Andreas Løve Selvik (lionleaf)
Pierre Degand (pdegand)
György Dancsi (dgyuri)
Tanner Perrien (TannerPerrien)
Richard Thompson (richarth)
Jonathan Meiss (jmeiss)
Vsevolod Ivanov (seva-ask)
Michael Greifeneder (mikegr)
Nikola Keskinov (nkeskinov)
David Stemmer (weefbellington)
Riccardo Ciovati (rciovati)
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We froze RS last week, the library is not maintained anymore. Personnally, I now always use a mix of retrofit and Rx instead, RS has sailed a long way home and yes, the latest constraints in android O don't make it easy for RS at all, it's probably the last nail in its coffin. @stephanenicolas

Thx to all RS users for your warm support, it's been a pleasure to ofer this library to the community. Thx to @rciovati too for his important contributions to RS !

RoboSpice is a modular android library that makes writing asynchronous network requests easy !

To learn more about RoboSpice in 30 seconds, try [this infographics] (

If you want to start using RoboSpice right now, jump to the Wiki or the samples.

The Wiki has a fully detailed section to quickly setup you up whether you use Gradle, Maven or ant/eclipse.

Main features of RoboSpice

  • supports Android starting from SDK version 8 (Froyo / 2.2.x)
  • executes network requests asynchronously (in a background AndroidService)
  • supports REST out of the box (using Spring Android or Google Http Client or Retrofit).
  • is strongly typed ! You query webservices using POJOs as parameters and you get POJOs as request results.
  • enforces no constraints neither on POJOs used for requests nor on Activity classes you use in your projects
  • caches results in Json with both Jackson or Jackson2 or Gson, or Xml, or flat text files, or binary files, even using ORM Lite (still in beta)
  • notifies your activities (or any other context) of the result of the network request with respect to their lifecycles.
  • notifies your activities (or any other context) on the UI Thread
  • no memory leaks at all, like Android Loaders, unlike Android AsyncTasks
  • uses a simple but robust exception handling model
  • supports multi-threading of request executions
  • is stable, efficient and designed to respect Android philosophy
  • supports request cancelling, request priorization and requests aggregation
  • supports aggregation of different web services
  • is a full featured replacement for long �running AsyncTasks even if they are not related to networking.
  • is open source ;)
  • and tested (more than 200 tests)

RoboSpice is under Quality control on Sonar's Nemo instance. Thanks to Sonar Source.

To learn more about RoboSpice

To learn more, look at the presentation slides we created for DroidCon UK 2012, they are available in the download section.

A few links :

Example code & demo

The RoboSpice team proposes a lot of sample applications in their own GitHub repo.

We also propose a few demo :

A project initiated by Octo Technology

RoboSpice has been incubated at Octo Technology, a french company based in Paris, focused on software design and quality. It offers its employees to work part time on Research & Development projects. RoboSpice was one of them.

RoboSpice is the news

RoboSpice has been featured in

RoboSpice has been presented at :

RoboSpice video at DroidConLondon

Robospice presentation by David Stemmer


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Alternatives to RoboSpice

Projects related to RoboSpice

  • Blandware Android AtLeap Core is a library accelerating development. It contains universal Content Provider (for SQLite, ORMLite), Drawer, Account Authenticator, etc. AtLeap Sample is a good example of RoboSpice, Retrofit, ORMLite, Picasso integration.
  • SpiceAnnotations : using RoboSpice and Android Annotations by Daniel Dekanski. Also read his blog post.