Android Project 3 – FlixsterPlus

Submitted by: Larry Mei

FlixsterPlus is a movie browsing app that allows users to browse movies currently playing in theaters.

Time spent: 12 hours spent in total

Required Features

The following required functionality is completed:

  • Make a request to The Movie Database API’s now_playing endpoint to get a list of current movies
  • Parse through JSON data and implement a RecyclerView to display all movies
  • Use Glide to load and display movie poster images

The following optional features are implemented:

  • Improve and customize the user interface through styling and coloring
  • Implement orientation responsivity
    • App should neatly arrange data in both landscape and portrait mode
  • Implement Glide to display placeholder graphics during loading
    • Note: this feature is difficult to capture in a GIF without throttling internet speeds. Instead, include an additional screencap of your Glide code implementing the feature. (<10 lines of code)

Video Walkthrough

Here’s a walkthrough of implemented user stories:

Video Walkthrough

GIF created with ScreenToGif for Windows


The app could not be ran at first because the internet permission was denied. I searched up the issue on StackOverflow and found that you need to add a setting to AndroidManifest.xml. At first, I had two movies displayed at each row, but I fixed this issue by reducing the spanCount to 1 in MoviesFragment.kt.


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