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Android Studio Cookbook by Mike van Drongelen

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Chapter 2. Applications with a Cloud-based Backend

This chapter will teach you how to build an app that does not need a backend of its own but uses a cloud-based solution instead.

In this chapter, you will learn the following recipes:

  • Setting up Parse
  • Consuming data from the cloud
  • Submitting data to the cloud

Introduction

Many applications require a backend solution, allowing users to communicate with a server or with each other like in social apps, for example, and which application is not social today? You can also think of a business app, for example, one for logistic purposes.

Sure, we can write our own API, host it somewhere, and write some Android code to communicate with it, including querying, caching, and all other functionalities that our application ...

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