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Real World XML Web Services: For VB and VB .NET Developers by Yasser Shohoud

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12.4. PocketSOAP Clients

I've attended several talks and read numerous articles that claim to show you how to “develop applications for mobile devices.” In fact, they show you how to build Web applications accessible to mobile devices. That's not the same thing. A mobile application resides and executes on the mobile device and leverages the capabilities of that device. Many such applications will also need to retrieve or send information from/to the Web. This is an area where Web services really shine: You expose your existing or new applications via Web services and you program mobile clients to access those Web services. That way, your back-end applications are device independent: Any device can communicate with those Web services given a ...

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