Watching the Foundations of Programming Web Services course on lynda.com there was a mention of a great networking API for programming android applications that took a lot of the red tape out of handing network connections and bitmap cacheing. I googled it. 😉
Presenter Ficus Kirkpatrick is cool. Love the part where he proclaims, “if you’re a coder after my own heart, and by that I mean extremely lazy…”, I laughed out loud.
Volley Library example use from java.dzone. It might help.