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This chapter provides a getting started tutorial that enables developers to write their first backend data service — making sure that the service integrates well with Android. The focus is on web service development that supports mobile applications with code running on a backend service host, not in an Android handset.
The discussion addresses mobile computing issues raised in earlier chapters. The following problems hold particular relevance when thinking about backend services for mobile clients:
The chapter example implements the RESTful contacts interface introduced in the previous chapter, and also explores the patterns from the previous chapter ...