Android Background Processing

Sep 23 2022 · Kotlin 1.6, Android 12, Android Studio Chipmunk 2021.2.1

Part 2: Use WorkManager in Complex Apps

12. Use DownloadManager

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Notes: 12. Use DownloadManager

The student materials have been reviewed and are updated as of SEPTEMBER 2022.

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You’ve upgraded the starter project with a lot of fun features, using the WorkManager. One of the key features of the project is downloading images. and the simplest way to download an image is to use an HTTP connection manually.

val constraints = Constraints.Builder()

val localImageCheckWorker = OneTimeWorkRequestBuilder<LocalImageCheckWorker>()
    .setInputData(workDataOf("image_path" to imageUrl))

val workManager = WorkManager.getInstance(requireActivity())

val isDownloaded = workInfo.outputData.getBoolean("is_downloaded", false)

if (!isDownloaded) {
  val file = File(requireContext().externalMediaDirs.first(), imageUrl)
val request = DownloadManager.Request(Uri.parse("$BASE_URL/files/$imageUrl"))
    .setTitle("Image download")
val downloadManager = requireContext().getSystemService(