Saturday, August 13, 2011

HTTP POST for Android (with a twist: Protocol Buffers)

One of this blog's most visited entries (ranking always around the Top 5 Google results for "HTTP POST" too) elaborated on how to send data across to a server from a J2ME Midlet.

I thought it was high time for bringing this into the new Century, and provide an update as to how to do this from an Android smartphone.
It turns out that (a) the code is relatively straightforward and (b) that there is not so much difference after all from writing the same code for a desktop client: credit for this ought to go to the Android Google team who have done such a superb job of adapting the J2SE API to the Android platform...


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