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Drupal 7 Mobile Web Development by Tom Stovall

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Chapter 8. Services with a Smile

As completely awesome as web applications are, there are still things that a web application cannot do. The JavaScript APIs, such as file uploading, still image capturing, and video and audio capturing are still not written in the HTML5 spec and are likely to take at least another year or so from the date of writing this book.

For this chapter, we are going to primarily concern ourselves with a REST interface and JSON data, but the services module accommodates XML-RPC and several other protocols and hopefully if you have an odd protocol, by the end of this chapter you will feel comfortable enough to write your own protocol and/or interface.

So with that in mind, in this chapter we will cover the following topics: ...

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