News App is a simple news app 🗞️ which uses NewsAPI to fetch top news headlines from the API. The main aim of this app is to be a leading example of how to build Modern Android applications for all Android Developers
The codebase focuses 👓 on following key things:
- Code structuring, style and comments
- Dependency injection 🗡
- Offline first ✈️
- Kotlin + Coroutines
- And tests 🛠
- Emojis (ofcourse) 😛
The idea is to keep the app super simple while demonstrating new libraries and tools which makes it easier to build high quality Android applications.
Development Setup 🖥
You will require latest version of Android Studio 3.0 (or newer) to be able to build the app
API key 🔑
You'll need to provide API key to fetch the news from the News Service (API). Currently the news is fetched from NewsAPI
- Generate an API key (It's only 2 steps!) from NewsAPI
- Create new file named ->
credentials.propertiesin our project root folder
- Add the API key as shown below [Make sure to keep the double quotes]:
NEWS_API_KEY = "<INSERT_YOUR_API_KEY>"
- Build the app
- Enjoyyyyy 🎉
Libraries and tools 🛠
News App uses libraries and tools used to build Modern Android application, mainly part of Android Jetpack 🚀
- Kotlin first
- Coroutines and Flow first
- Architecture components
- Dagger 2 for dependency injection 🗡
- Other Android Jetpack components
The app uses MVVM [Model-View-ViewModel] architecture to have a unidirectional flow of data, separation of concern, testability, and a lot more.
Dependency Graph 🔪
The following diagram shows the dependency graph of the app.
Generated by Daggraph
Learn Architecture Components
Trying to learn the new Architecture Components. I have wrote a series of articles to understand Android Architecture Components. Feel free to check it out to learn more.
- Introduction to Architecture Components
- Exploring ViewModel Architecture component
- Exploring LiveData Architecture component
- Exploring Room Architecture component
- Building Modern Android Apps with Architecture Guidelines
Extra - Caster.io Course and Podcast
- Android Architecture Components - A Deep Dive - Caster.io 📺
- Android Architecture Components Podcast on Fragmented 🎤
The architecture components are highly testable. Following table shows how to test various parts of the app (cheatsheet for testing architecture component)
|Repository||JUnit||DAO and WebService|
Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for contributions.
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