For the last 5 days I have searched high and low both on the net, and through various books at Barnes and Nobel and I cannot find a plain and easy to understand answer on how to grab simple text strings from a server. The ideal way would be to grab data out of a mysql database. I know that there is a way to do it locally on the phone out of a sqlite database, but I want it to come off the internet as my information will change daily. I'm more than just a novice programmer, but I am not the full blown programming geek I wish I could be... but I can find my way around PHP pretty well. But this Android stuff is completely foreign. I have eclipse installed and did the whole hello world thing. It was pretty straight forward, and I got the XML design down too. I understand the purpose of the manifest. Beyond that calling in these different classes and activities that I assume are required leave me stumped. Can someone please post a place where I can download an example WORKING project that explains how to grab simple strings of code off a server? Documentation is also very helpful. THANKS IN ADVANCE!