Until now, in order to perform background work in Android, developers had to choose between multiple execution options. At Google I/O 2018, the Android team launched WorkManager as part of the Android Jetpack.
This library provides a simple and clean interface to specify deferrable, asynchronous tasks and when they should run. This blog post is the first in a new series on WorkManager. The series will include an overview about the Android memory model, existing background solutions, what’s happening behind the scenes and why and when we should use WorkManager.