49 min | English February 28, 2013

While mobile devices have evolved dramatically, their increased availability to consumers has added strain to networks and service providers are still struggling to make capacity meet demand. To keep hardware costs down, developers must now pinch bytes of bandwidth as they did with memory back in the earlier days of computing. This presentation will review the process of building a PHP-based REST web service to be consumed by a native Android application. Some of the general concepts it presents are also applicable to other mobile platforms such as iOS. It focuses mainly on handling data serialization and compression in both environments.

Presenter – Matthew Turland