Lechon Lechon - 3 months ago 17
Android Question

Android MVP, where check internet connection

I'm implementing MVP pattern on an Andorid App and I have a doubt about where is the best place for checking the internet connection.
I usually check if there is internet connection before doing any network call.

So, where should I check it in the Activity or in the Presenter?
I think the Presenter would be a nice place, so it decides what to do, however I'm not 100% sure If I should place it in the activity and avoid doing a call to the Presenter.


I dont think Presenter is a good place. Presenter should ask the new data from the model, like getData(). Presenter should not know whether its from local database or from server. So checking the internet connection at the Presenter will not be a good idea.

If you use the Repository pattern, the Presenter will ask the model/repository to get the data. The model will send the local data to the presenter first. Parallely, it will send server request(if there is network connection) to download new data, and send the new data to the Presenter.

So I think, the network check must be at the Repository/ model. You could have Util class which implements the actual network check code. And call that method from repository, like AppUtil.isNetworkConnectionAvailable();

For more info, refer: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-architecture/tree/todo-mvp/