Andres Sandoval
1 min readJul 2, 2022

How it works:

  1. You have an end point (ex: you need to have a backend setup with graphql. /query is the schema of your backend. your schema contains all your API’s responses in one API.
  2. You make request to end point but you only request the data that you need to display.
  3. For example: I’m working on the user profile screen,

the user screen displays:

  • UserImage
  • Username
  • UserId

- I only request the above data and my response is only the requested data.

Graph QL — interesting technology, seems like client asks for what data it wants from back-end. The response contains only what we need.

It’s use in Facebook.

Tutorial to get started:


My open source contribution:


Each client makes own requests?

I’m new too GraphQl — -> Currently the app is server driven, and with GraphQL looks like it will change to client driven?… is that the goal?

Publich GraphQL API’s —

APIs- looks like the API needs to be available trugh Graph API.

It’s not a /GET request HTTP, now GraphQL API (it’s like a wrapper) handles the request. The client’s API response only returns what the client requested (returns a clean response)