Glide: Customizable Image… by Norman Peitek [PDF/iPad/Kindle]
Glide: Customizable Image Loading on Android
Glide: Customizable Image Loading on Android (The Book + Demo App Code)
Glide: Customizable Image Loading on Android

This book is 100% complete

Completed on 2017-06-29

About the Book

About the Book

Due to the popularity of the Glide blog post series published on the Future Studio blog, and the positive feedback on our Picasso and Retrofit books, we’ve decided to publish a book on Glide. If your Android app uses images, this book will save you a ton of time researching and avoid stressful evenings of bug fixes. If you value your time, this might be something for you.

We cover all topics from the blog post series and additionally add more explanations to each topic and the example code snippets. Besides a more coherent introduction to Glide, you’ll also benefit from more new, book-exclusive advanced topics.

This book is for beginners and advanced readers as well. We’ll walk you through each topic with direct reference to code examples. Once you’ve worked through this book, you’ll have an extensive knowledge of image loading on Android with Glide.

What Topics are Covered in this Book?

The list below provides a comprehensive overview of covered topics within the book.

  • Introduction to Glide
  • Loading Images, Gifs & Local Videos
  • Image Display & Placeholders
  • Image Resizing & Thumbnails
  • Caching, Request Optimization & Request Priorities
  • Callbacks With Glide Targets
  • Exceptions and Debugging
  • Glide Transformations & Rotating Images
  • Glide Animations
  • Customizing Glide with Glide Modules
  • App Release Preparations

Who is this book for?

This book is for Android developers who want to get an substantial overview and reference book of Glide. You’ll benefit from the clearly recognizable code examples in regard to your daily work with Glide.


If you’re just starting out with Glide (or coming from any other image loading library like Picasso) this book will show you all important parts on how to work with images. The provided code snippets let you jumpstart and create an image-rich app within minutes.


You already worked with Glide before? You’ll profit from our extensive code snippets and can improve your existing code base. Additionally, the book illustrates various optimizations for an even better user experience.

Bundles that include this book

Retrofit: Love Working with APIs on Android
Picasso: Easy Image Loading on Android
Glide: Customizable Image Loading on Android
Gson: Enjoy JSON (De-)Serialization in Java
Gson Workbook
5 Books
Regular Price
Bundle Price

About the Author

Future Studio
Norman Peitek

Norman is passionate Android developer since 2011. He's developed multiple apps, which have been used by millions of users overall. Building high-quality products is always Norman's #1 focus. While working as an Android freelancer and consultant is his day job, he loves teaching and passing on knowledge on the side.

Since 2014, Norman started working on the API side as well. Developing node.js apps is a good alternative and provides some good insight into becoming a better programmer overall.

Norman has a Master's degree from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.

Feel free to get in touch on twitter @peitek or LinkedIn.

About the Contributors

Marcus Pöhls
Marcus Pöhls

Marcus is an enthusiastic Android & Java developer. He’s developed multiple production-ready client and server applications. While following the core principle of performance for client apps, he also builds REST+JSON APIs that focus on clear and consistent design.

Besides his day job, sharing knowledge and teaching others has become a characteristic he never wants to miss.

Marcus has a Master’s degree in computer science from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.

Feel free to get in touch on Twitter @marcuspoehls.

The Leanpub Unconditional, No Risk, 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 45 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.
See full terms

Write and Publish on Leanpub

Authors and publishers use Leanpub to publish amazing in-progress and completed ebooks, just like this one. You can use Leanpub to write, publish and sell your book as well! Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks. Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub