The Kotlin Android Image Download with OkHTTP development tutorial describes how to use the OkHTTP image library for downloading and displaying images.
OkHttp is an HTTP client that’s efficient by default:
- 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.