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3. Lazy Loading Images

Mark Wickham1 
Dallas, Texas, USA

3.1 Introduction

Lazy loading images is a very common pattern in mobile application development. You may not be familiar with the term, but you will have certainly experienced it when navigating almost any app. It is implemented whenever images are displayed inside lists or other views that can be navigated with a “fling” motion.

“Lazy loading” describes the process of dynamically downloading and displaying images when a user scrolls down or across a sequence of images on the device screen.

The ListView is possibly the most commonly used widget in app development. When images are included within the ...

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