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java – Convert object to JSON in Android

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Is there a simple method to convert any object to JSON in Android?

How to&Answers:

Most people are using gson: https://github.com/google/gson

Gson gson = new Gson();
String json = gson.toJson(myObj);


public class Producto {

int idProducto;
String nombre;
Double precio;

public Producto(int idProducto, String nombre, Double precio) {

    this.idProducto = idProducto;
    this.nombre = nombre;
    this.precio = precio;

public int getIdProducto() {
    return idProducto;
public void setIdProducto(int idProducto) {
    this.idProducto = idProducto;
public String getNombre() {
    return nombre;
public void setNombre(String nombre) {
    this.nombre = nombre;
public Double getPrecio() {
    return precio;
public void setPrecio(Double precio) {
    this.precio = precio;

public String toJSON(){

    JSONObject jsonObject= new JSONObject();
    try {
        jsonObject.put("id", getIdProducto());
        jsonObject.put("nombre", getNombre());
        jsonObject.put("precio", getPrecio());

        return jsonObject.toString();
    } catch (JSONException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        return "";



Might be better choice:

public String toString() {
    return new GsonBuilder().create().toJson(this, Producto.class);


Spring for Android do this using RestTemplate easily:

final String url = "";
RestTemplate restTemplate = new RestTemplate();
restTemplate.getMessageConverters().add(new MappingJackson2HttpMessageConverter());
Greeting greeting = restTemplate.getForObject(url, Greeting.class);


As of Android 3.0 (API Level 11) Android has a more recent and improved JSON Parser.


Reads a JSON (RFC 4627) encoded value as a stream of tokens. This
stream includes both literal values (strings, numbers, booleans, and
nulls) as well as the begin and end delimiters of objects and arrays.
The tokens are traversed in depth-first order, the same order that
they appear in the JSON document. Within JSON objects, name/value
pairs are represented by a single token.


download the library Gradle:

    compile 'com.google.code.gson: gson: 2.8.2'

To use the library in a method.

Gson gson = new Gson ();
//transform a java object to json
System.out.println ("json =" + gson.toJson 
(Object.class).toString ());
//Transform a json to java object
String json = string_json;
List <Object> lstObject = gson.fromJson (json_ string,