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How to share data on Facebook and twitter

How to share data on Facebook and twitter. How their sdk we can implement
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Re: How to share data on Facebook and twitter

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Re: How to share data on Facebook and twitter

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Hi, I just recently worked on pulling statuses from Facebook. Here's what I did:


Make an HTTP connection to the public Facebook feed. You can grab a public feed by using a url similar to   


https://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?id=<feed id here>&format=json

Once you've made the connection, make sure you parse the return string as UTF-8:


byte[] bytes = IOUtilities.streamToBytes(conn.openInputStream());
StringBuffer buff = new StringBuffer(new String(bytes, "UTF-8"));


One you've parsed the data as UTF-8 you can do something similar to the below code:


root = new JSONObject(output);
JSONArray entries = root.getJSONArray("entries");
JSONObject entry_obj1 = entries.getJSONObject(0);
JSONObject entry_obj2 = entries.getJSONObject(1);
JSONObject entry_obj3 = entries.getJSONObject(2);
String entry1 = TextUtils.unescapeHTML(entry_obj1.getString("title").trim(),0);
String entry2 = TextUtils.unescapeHTML(entry_obj2.getString("title").trim(),0);
String entry3 = TextUtils.unescapeHTML(entry_obj3.getString("title").trim(),0);


In that code, I'm grabbing the array of entries from the JSON structure, and then grabbing the titles of the last 3 posts.


 As far as Twitter goes, I actually gave up once I found out that you need to be authenticated in order to use their API. I couldn't get a twitter sdk for Java imported into Blackberry correctly so I gave up.