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An RxJava 2 transformer which combines replay(1), publish(), and refCount() operators.

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RxJava Replaying Share

ReplayingShare is an RxJava 2 transformer which combines replay(1), publish(), and refCount() operators.

Unlike traditional combinations of these operators, ReplayingShare caches the last emitted value from the upstream observable or flowable only when one or more downstream subscribers are connected. This allows expensive upstream sources to be shut down when no one is listening while also replaying the last value seen by any subscriber to new ones.

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Apply with compose to an upstream Observable or Flowable and cache the resulting instance for all new subscribers.

@Singleton class Chart {
  private final Observable<Bitmap> chart;

  @Inject Chart(Observable<List<Data>> data) {
    chart = data.debounce(1, SECONDS)
        .map(list -> bigExpensiveRenderChartToBitmapFunction(list))

  Observable<Bitmap> data() {
    return chart;





compile 'com.jakewharton.rx2:replaying-share:2.0.1'

If you use Kotlin, a package with an extension method for both Observable and Flowable is provided. Replace the replaying-share artifact ID above with replaying-share-kotlin.

Snapshots of the development version are available in Sonatype's snapshots repository.


Copyright 2016 Jake Wharton

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  • RxJava 2.0.1 and small tweaks.
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replaying-share-parent-1.0.0 1.0.0

Initial release.

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