Android’s HTTP Clients
Most network-connected Android apps will use HTTP to send and receive data. Android includes two HTTP clients: HttpURLConnection and Apache HTTP Client. Both support HTTPS, streaming uploads and downloads, configurable timeouts, IPv6 and connection pooling.
Transferring Data Without Draining the Battery
This class demonstrates the best practices for scheduling and executing downloads using techniques such as caching, polling, and prefetching. You will learn how the power-use profile of the wireless radio can affect your choices on when, what, and how to transfer data in order to minimize impact on battery life.
Syncing to the Cloud
This class covers different strategies for cloud enabled applications. It covers syncing data with the cloud using your own back-end web application, and backing up data using the cloud so that users can restore their data when installing your application on a new device.