ahorn/android-rss

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Java
Version
v1.0-rc1 (Jul 28, 2011)
Created
Nov 6, 2010
Updated
Oct 21, 2017 (Retired)
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Package: org.mcsoxford.rss License: Apache License Version 2.0 Authors: A. Horn Description: Lightweight Android library to read parts of RSS 2.0 feeds.

Installation

Add as a Maven/Gradle dependency: https://jitpack.io/#ahorn/android-rss

Fetch the source code with Git:

  git clone https://ahorn@github.com/ahorn/android-rss.git

Alternatively, you can download the sources from github.com/ahorn.

To reference the downloaded library from within your Android mobile app, navigate to the /tools/ directory and use the following command:

  android update project \
    --target <target_ID> \
    --path path/to/your/project \
    --library path/to/android-rss

This command appends to the default.properties file in your Android project a new android.library.reference property. The value of this new property should be the relative path to the directory which you created when you fetched the Android RSS library source code.

Henceforth, android-rss is compiled when ant builds the app which was specified in the --path argument above.

However, Eclipse does not work using this method because it does not reference anything that is not an Eclipse project. When you try to transform android-rss into an Eclipse project you encounter errors due to the testing directory. To fix these, you have to change the source directory by editing the .classpath file to set /src/main/java as the source folder.

For additional questions, see also the Troubleshooting section below.

Troubleshooting

Error "android resolve to a path with no default.properties file for project": http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers/browse_thread/thread/37e7728cc2e8f315

Android library project documentation: http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/projects/projects-cmdline.html#ReferencingLibraryProject

Eclipse reports the error: "Default target help does not exist in this project" https://github.com/ahorn/android-rss/issues/2

This library uses the HttpURLConnection class, which should work for all versions of Android including upcoming versions. (At least up to API 25.)

API Usage

  RSSReader reader = new RSSReader();
  String uri = "http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/rss.xml";
  RSSFeed feed = reader.load(uri);

Discussion

http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers/browse_thread/thread/b3de98eab436be20