(Retrofit) Could not locate converter for class crashing app

By | July 20, 2019

Question

So Retrofit 2.0.0 was recently released and theres not really any updated examples on how to use it, but im trying to implement it for a basic API call. Im getting a

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unable to create converter for class` 

caused by

Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Could not locate converter for class orbyt.app.dataclass. Tried:
* retrofit.OkHttpBodyConverterFactory

When trying to make the api call.

Solution

I was facing the same issue. I fixed it by adding :

compile 'com.squareup.retrofit2:converter-gson:<latest-version>'

to my build.gradle

Then specify the converter when creating my Retrofit instance.

Retrofit retrofit = new Retrofit.Builder()
            .baseUrl(Constants.API_BASE_URL)
            .addConverterFactory(GsonConverterFactory.create())
            .build();

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