Retrofit2 LiveData Adapter

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Language
Java
Version
1.1.2 (Apr 24, 2018)
Created
Feb 8, 2018
Updated
Apr 24, 2018
Owner
Leonardo Rossetto (leonardoxh)
Contributor
Leonardo Rossetto (leonardoxh)
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Blurb

LiveData Call Adapter for Retrofit

A Retrofit 2 CallAdapter.Factory for Android LiveData

Usage

Add LiveDataCallAdapterFactory as a Call adapter when building your Retrofit instance:

Retrofit retrofit = new Retrofit.Builder()
        .baseUrl("https://example.com")
        .addCallAdapterFactory(LiveDataCallAdapterFactory.create())
        .addConverterFactory(LiveDataResponseBodyConverterFactory.create())
        .addConverterFactory(YourConverterFactory.create())
        .build();

Your service methods can now use LiveData as their return type, but, note that we also have a LiveDataResponseBodyConverterFactory this wrapper is necessary when you have a converter that touch on the return type like moshi or gson, to bypass the Resource<T> class and give to the Converter.Factory the correct type to serialize.

public interface SuperService {
    @GET("/pimba") LiveData<Resource<Pimba>> getPimba();
    @GET("/pimba") LiveData<Response<Resource<Pimba>>> getPimbas();
}

Please note the usage of the Resource object, it is required to provide the error callback to the LiveData object, so when you want verify what is happening on your network call for example:

retrofit.create(SuperService.class)
        .getPimba()
        .observe(this, new Observer<Resource<Pimba>>() {
            @Override
            public void onChange(Resource<Pimba> resource) {
                if (resource.isSuccess()) {
                    //doSuccessAction with resource.resource
                } else {
                    //doErrorAction with resource.error
                }
            }
        })

Gradle dependency

dependencies {
    implementation "com.github.leonardoxh:retrofit2-livedata-adapter:1.1.2"
}

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License

Copyright 2018 Leonardo Rossetto

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
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