Retrieving data via a mocked API using a static JSON file

As a frontend and app developer, you are often working with a team where someone else is responsible for the backend APIs. However, it's not always possible to have the backend available when you are developing the frontend. You have to simulate the backend in scenarios where the final backend APIs are not ready.

In this recipe, you will learn how to call a REST API using the http service. The API endpoint will be just a static JSON located on your local machine. You will also learn how to leverage placeholder images to meet design requirements. The app will show a list of image feeds and a description, as shown in the following screenshot:

Getting ready

This app example would work either ...

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