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6.4. Working with HTTP

As we discussed in the previous section, you can use a raw socket to transfer IP data to and from a server with Android. This approach is an important one to be aware of so that you know you have that option and understand a bit about the underlying details. Nevertheless, you might want to avoid this technique when possible, and instead take advantage of existing server products to send your data. The most common way to do this is to use a web server and HTTP.

Now we’re going to take a look at making HTTP requests from an Android client and sending them to an HTTP server. We’ll let the HTTP server handle all the socket details, and we’ll focus on our client Android application.


  

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