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Multimobile Development: Building Applications for the iPhone and Android Platforms by Matthew Baxter-Reynolds

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Chapter 2. The Six Bookmarks Server Service

We're going to talk more about the architecture and specification of the Six Bookmarks application in Chapter 3. In this chapter, we're going to look at the Six Bookmarks service. To support this book, I have set up a server with REST-based (aka "RESTful") services that allow the application to log on, retrieve bookmarks over the OData protocol, and post updates back, again using the OData protocol. (We'll talk more about OData later on.)

As discussed previously, Six Bookmarks is a commercial product provided in two ways—once as a commercial product and once as an open-source product. In this book, we're going to be accessing a service based on the open-source version of the code. Both applications communicate ...

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