Ulf Dittmer wrote:I don't know that you'd need a book or anything - wouldn't HTTP communication be sufficient? Select a Java hosting company (like one of the ones listed in the ServletsFaq), and write a Java web app using servlets and JSP to handle all the traffic.
This is all very helpful. I appreciate the sage advice.
One last question: From what I understand of web applications, they run on the server and act as the server portion of the client/server architecture. The web applications serve web pages to the client (the browser). This works perfectly well with desktop and laptop computers. Does the concept work the same for iphones, androids, and tablets? Do they essentially get served web pages from the web application like desktop/laptop computers? If I had to guess, your app would have to somehow use the browser in the smart phone/tablet to display the pages served up by the web application. Thanks.