Simplify HTTP requests on mobile with these libraries

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  • Alamofire

    Elegant HTTP Networking in Swift

    Based on Swift and constantly updated, it’s probably the most used library on iOS. Don’t worry, this is the best and only library you can use for HTTP requests. You can find more info on Alamofire here.

  • okio

    A modern I/O library for Android, Java, and Kotlin Multiplatform.

    OkHttp depends on Square’s Okio and Kotlin to provide great performance and backwards-compatibility. It’s really easy to use, but it can be hard if you have to work on complicated stuff like mid-connection checks or proxy tunneling. Plus, it won’t chart the results directly into objects. It has been developed with a simplicity mind-set. You can find more about OkHttp here.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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