Hello guys I am trying to make this RSS Android App to work but I am having some problems since I am just a beginer at this. Also sorry if the errors are not included yet, I am going to update it asap. I am downloading my eclipse since it got corrupted. :(
The following is the code I am using:


package com.example.simplerssreader;

import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.net.URL;
import java.util.ArrayList;

import org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParser;

import org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserException;

import org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserFactory;

import android.os.Bundle;

import android.app.Activity;

import android.view.Menu;

public class SimpleRSSReaderActivity<List> extends ListActivity {

List headlines;
List links;

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
 // Initializing instance variables
    headlines = new ArrayList();
    links = new ArrayList();

    try {
        URL url = new URL("http://feeds.pcworld.com/pcworld/latestnews");

        XmlPullParserFactory factory = XmlPullParserFactory.newInstance();
        XmlPullParser xpp = factory.newPullParser();

            // We will get the XML from an input stream
        xpp.setInput(getInputStream(url), "UTF_8");

            /* We will parse the XML content looking for the "<title>" tag which appears inside the "<item>" tag.
             * However, we should take in consideration that the rss feed name also is enclosed in a "<title>" tag.

        boolean insideItem = false;

            // Returns the type of current event: START_TAG, END_TAG, etc..
        int eventType = xpp.getEventType();
        while (eventType != XmlPullParser.END_DOCUMENT) {
            if (eventType == XmlPullParser.START_TAG) {

                if (xpp.getName().equalsIgnoreCase("item")) {
                    insideItem = true;
                } else if (xpp.getName().equalsIgnoreCase("title")) {
                    if (insideItem)
                        headlines.add(xpp.nextText()); //extract the headline
                } else if (xpp.getName().equalsIgnoreCase("link")) {
                    if (insideItem)
                        links.add(xpp.nextText()); //extract the link of article
            }else if(eventType==XmlPullParser.END_TAG && xpp.getName().equalsIgnoreCase("item")){

            eventType = xpp.next(); //move to next element

    } catch (MalformedURLException e) {
    } catch (XmlPullParserException e) {


package com.example.simplerssreader;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.view.Menu;

 public class Main extends Activity {

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
    // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
    getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);
    return true;



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:orientation="vertical" >


Can you please explain what errors you're experiencing?

Also, I detagged this thread from daniweb-api. I had thought you were using DaniWeb's API, but you are using PC World's.

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