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Build a Blog Reader Android App Weird ERROR

Hi I have been following the Blog reader app tutorials and I'm having a small yet very weird problem. I'm following the tutorial but am putting a little twist on it by making it list different exercises. So for this, I built my own json file. Now I have gotten all the json titles to show all correctly and well in emulator, but when i put it on my phone it doesn't work (throws me a JSONException - Unterminated String...). But the weird part is, this only happens when I put it on my shared mochahost.com hosting server. When I put it somewhere else like on 000webhost.com free account, everything works. Is there something that needs to be set on the servers to allow access? And if so, how come the emulator can access it and not the phone? Thanks!

4 Answers

Hi there, have you tried modifying the permissions of the file? Usually service providers allow this through requesting permission change via email or something alike.

Yup just checked permissions on both the servers...they are exactly the same, 644.

Try with 755 for the one which does not work.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

That JSONException occurs sometimes because of a bug in the code, actually. Check out this earlier Forum post and see if it addresses your issue: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/parsing-data-returned-in-json-jsonexception-unterminated-string-at-character-5792