We have seen reading the data from API using Volley request with the help of GET request in Android. With the help of GET Request, we can display data from API in JSON format and use that data inside our application. In this article, we will take a look at posting our data to API using the POST request with the Volley library in Android.
What we are going to build in this article?
We will be building a simple application in which we will be displaying two EditText fields and for name and a job and we will take that data from our users and post that data to our API. For this, we are using a sample that requires API which is available free for testing. A sample video is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article. Note that we are going to implement this project using the Java language.
Data can be added to API in different formats such as XML, Form, and JSON. Most of the APIs post their data in JSON format. So we will also be posting our data to our API in the form of the JSON object.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Add the below dependency in your build.gradle file
Below is the dependency for Volley which we will be using to get the data from API. For adding this dependency navigate to the app > Gradle Scripts > build.gradle(app) and add the below dependency in the dependencies section.
After adding this dependency sync your project and now move towards the AndroidManifest.xml part.
Step 3: Adding permissions to the internet in the AndroidManifest.xml file
Navigate to the app > AndroidManifest.xml and add the below code to it.
Step 4: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Step 5: Working with the MainActivity.java file
Go to the MainActivity.java file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
Now run your app and see the output of the app by adding the data.