AFNetworking makes downloading images incredibly easy and provides a category for the
UIImageView class that adds a method to download images asynchronously from the Internet and display them. The method added to the
UIImageView class is
setImageWithURL:placeholder:, which places a temporary image in the
UIImageView class while it downloads the final image asynchronously from the URL provided. As you will see in this recipe, this method is really useful when building a
UITableView, where each cell contains an image that needs to be downloaded from the Internet.
In the Creating a web client using AFHTTPSessionManager recipe, we created our
ITunesClient class to call the iTunes Search API. Then, in the ...