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Android network services?

 
M Burke
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I am architecting a mobile application (my first one), and I would like to know how android devices contact a server for processing and data retrievable. For years, I have used http servers for web applications. But this is a different approach because the application lives on the device, not the server.
 
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Mobile apps generally use HTTP to access REST web services running on the server. JSON is a frequently used data format, but not the only option. So it is kind of similar to how a web page might use JavaScript to load data from a server.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:Mobile apps generally use HTTP to access REST web services running on the server. JSON is a frequently used data format, but not the only option. So it is kind of similar to how a web page might use JavaScript to load data from a server.



Thanks.
 
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