ported square\picasso to Xamarin.Android

Lately I’m developing on Xamarin.Android and I needed a good library for loading images which also has a good caching mechanism. I found a very good library for this purpose, but the problem was, that it was only available as a native Android library called jar.

The library offers some great functionality out of the box which I didn’t found on any library for Xamarin.Android so far. The functionality it offers is as follows:

  • Efficient caching strategy
  • Image downloading with cancellation built in
  • Complex transformations and resizing

For a full list of features, I refer to their website.

Anyway, i ported the library and made it available on Github. The repository I created for this can be reached here. All you have to do is built in yourself.