Helper class to manage HTTP POST requests in ANDROID

Its sometime needed to post certain data to the remote url via get or post method to send data for that we wrote some helper class to make that task easy

public class ServerCommunication { 
public static final String Logger = ServerCommunication.class.getName();
private static String slurp(InputStream in) throws IOException {
    StringBuffer out = new StringBuffer();
       byte[] b = new byte[4096];
        for (int n; (n = in.read(b)) != -1;) {
          out.append(new String(b, 0, n));
       }
     return out.toString();
 }
public static String post_string(String url, String urlParameters) throws IOException {
HttpURLConnection conn = null;
   try {
     conn = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(url).openConnection();
    } catch (MalformedURLException e) {
   Log.e(Logger, "MalformedURLException While Creating URL Connection - " + e.getMessage());
   throw e;
  } catch (IOException e) {
    Log.e(Logger, "IOException While Creating URL Connection - " + e.getMessage());
    throw e;
 }
  conn.setDoOutput(true);
  conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
  conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Length", Integer.toString(urlParameters.length()));
  OutputStream os = null; 
  try {
      os = conn.getOutputStream();
  } catch (IOException e) {
     Log.e(Logger, "IOException While Creating URL OutputStream - " + e.getMessage());
     throw e;
  } 
  try { 
       os.write(urlParameters.toString().getBytes());
    } catch (IOException e) {
  Log.e(Logger, "IOException While writting URL OutputStream - " + e.getMessage());
  throw e; 
   }
  InputStream in = null; 
   try {
      in = conn.getInputStream();
   } catch (IOException e) {
     Log.e(Logger, "IOException While Creating URL InputStream - " + e.getMessage());
     throw e;
   }
    String output = null;
    try {
        output = slurp(in);
    } catch (IOException e) { 
      Log.e(Logger, "IOException While Reading URL OutputStream - " + e.getMessage());
      throw e;
    } finally {
     try {
      os.close();
      in.close();
      } catch (IOException e) {
      Log.e(Logger, "IOException While Closing URL Output and Input Stream - " + e.getMessage());
    }
  }
 conn.disconnect();return output;
}
}

Calling this method is easy

String url ="http://example.com/post/url/to/remote/server.php"
 Log.i(Logger, "URL : - " + url);
 TelephonyManager telephonyManager = (TelephonyManager) context.getSystemService(Context.TELEPHONY_SERVICE);
 String parameter = "userid=" + telephonyManager.getDeviceId(); // construct the parameter string
 String data = ServerCommunication.post_string(url, parameter);
 Log.i(Logger, "URL Result: - " + data);

It will return the url result as output so you can decide on server side which data to output, whether json or string or xml etc and proceed with reset things.

Enjoy the stuff

 

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