Date Added: Mar 2011
The use of mobile devices and Applications (Apps) offer users ubiquitous access to arbitrary Services. In this paper, the authors study the applicability of established SOA concepts in mobile computing scenarios. In particular, they investigate the application of existing SOA infrastructure principles like Service registries on App stores and investigate the concept of App as a Service. Based on the findings, the authors introduce a light-weight flow language that is tailored to mobile Apps with regard to SOA principles. These efforts are complemented with a discussion on crowd sourcing aspects, which drive the proposed approach.