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Android Build a Blog Reader Android App Using Intents to Display and Share Posts Opening a Webpage in the Browser

Tom Simkins
Tom Simkins
2,486 Points

Stage 5 of BlogReader for Android issues getting data from web

So I was going along it was all working okay then i get to stage 5 and add the part that opens the webpage when one of the items is clicked when this code is added whenever the app fetches data it replies it is unable to get data and logcat gives this error message...

1219-1233/com.teamtreehouse.blogreader E/MainListActivity﹕ Exception caught org.json.JSONException: Unterminated string at character 2949 of {"status":"ok","count":10,"count_total":1800,"pages":180,"posts":[{"id":23911,"url":"http:\/\/blog.teamtreehouse.com\/jquery-plugins-html-tables","title":"jQuery Plugins for HTML Tables","date":"2014-07-29 12:24:28","author":"Nick Pettit","thumbnail":"http:\/\/blog.teamtreehouse.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2014\/07\/stackable-150x150.png"},{"id":23906,"url":"http:\/\/blog.teamtreehouse.com\/developer-interview-paul-irish","title":"Developer Interview: Paul Irish","date":"2014-07-28 09:41:52","author":"Gill Carson","thumbnail":"http:\/\/blog.teamtreehouse.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2014\/07\/paul_irish-150x150.jpg"},{"id":23930,"url":"http:\/\/blog.teamtreehouse.com\/treehouse-show-bloopers","title":"Sneak Peek: Behind the Scenes of the Treehouse Show","date":"2014-07-25 09:39:55","author":"Gill Carson","thumbnail":"http:\/\/blog.teamtreehouse.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2014\/07\/bloopers-150x150.jpg"},{"id":23460,"url":"http:\/\/blog.teamtreehouse.com\/handle�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

This happens on allot of different plaforms HTC One Galaxy S4 Nexus 4

The nexus 5 also has the same problem but gives no error message

It fetches and displays data on the Galaxy S5 but when items on the list are clicked you get the error

1281-1281/com.teamtreehouse.blogreader E/MainListActivity﹕ Exception caught org.json.JSONException: No value for Url

On a nexus 4 clicking on the list items does nothing but there are no error messages

This is very very weird and i feel completly lost on what to do to get it working any wizzkids got some ideas?

1 Answer

Harry James
Harry James
14,780 Points


I also had this problem.

The solution is here: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/trying-to-retrieve-data-from-my-own-blog-help

Take a look at Huberts fix for an explanation :)