[SDL] Need an android networking library

ruler501 d.ruler501 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 19:13:24 PDT 2014

I am writing a pure native application for android/ios and am having trouble with the networking code. I can't seem to get curl to compile, and either way I'd prefer to have a more object oriented library.

What is a good library to do this with or method? My current method to get json from HTTP Requests is this code using SDL2_Net


	class HTTPRequest{
		std::map<std::string, std::string> uris;
		std::string url;

		std::string host;

		HTTPRequest(std::string path) : url(path), host("") {}

		void addURI(std::string parameter, std::string value){
			uris[parameter] = value;

		std::string sendRequest(bool useCookie=false){
			std::string temppath = url;
				temppath += '?';
				for(auto &a : uris){
					temppath += a.first;
					temppath += '=';
					temppath += a.second;
					temppath += '&';
			IPaddress* addr = new IPaddress;
			SDLNet_ResolveHost(addr, host.c_str(), 8080);
			TCPsocket sock = SDLNet_TCP_Open(addr);
			std::string a = "GET ", b = " HTTP/1.1\r\nHost:\r\nConnection: close\r\n\r\n";
			std::string c = a+temppath+b;
			SDLNet_TCP_Send(sock, c.c_str(), c.length());
			std::string d;
			char* buf = new char[1024];
			while(SDLNet_TCP_Recv(sock, buf, 1024) > 0){
				d += buf;
				delete[] buf;
				buf = new char[1024];
			delete[] buf;
			int p = d.find("{");
			d.erase(0, p-1);
			return d;

This breaks on large pages though.

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