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Gets data from URL

//package com.sabdroid.util;


import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.HttpStatus;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;
import org.apache.http.params.HttpConnectionParams;
import org.apache.http.params.HttpParams;

import android.util.Log;

public class HttpUtil
    private static HttpUtil _instance;
    private static DefaultHttpClient httpClient = new DefaultHttpClient();

    private HttpUtil()
        HttpParams params = httpClient.getParams();
        HttpConnectionParams.setConnectionTimeout(params, 60000);
        HttpConnectionParams.setSoTimeout(params, 60000);

    public static HttpUtil instance()
        if (_instance == null)
            _instance = new HttpUtil();

        return _instance;

     * Gets data from URL
     * throws {@link RuntimeException} If anything goes wrong
     * @throws ServerConnectinoException 
    public String getData(String url) throws ServerConnectinoException
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(url);

            HttpResponse response = httpClient.execute(request);

            int status = response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode();

            if (status != HttpStatus.SC_OK)
                throw new ServerConnectinoException("Connection Error: " + response.getStatusLine().getReasonPhrase());
                InputStream content = response.getEntity().getContent();

                return inputStreamAsString(content);
        catch (ServerConnectinoException e)
            throw new ServerConnectinoException(e.getMessage());
        catch (IOException e)
            throw new ServerConnectinoException("Connection timeout!");
        catch (Throwable e)
            Log.w("HTTP", "Failed to connect to server", e);
            throw new RuntimeException(e);

    public static String inputStreamAsString(InputStream stream) throws IOException
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(stream));
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
        String line = null;

        while ((line = br.readLine()) != null)
            sb.append(line + "\n");

        String result = sb.toString();
        return result.substring(0, result.length() - 1);

    public class ServerConnectinoException extends Exception
        private static final long serialVersionUID = -7812290125811215338L;

        public ServerConnectinoException(String message)


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