Evaluation of Distributed SOAP and RESTful Mobile Web Services
Even mobile Web Services are still provided using servers that usually reside in the core networks. Main reason for not providing large and complex Web Services from resource limited mobile devices is not only the volatility of wireless connections and mobility of mobile hosts, but also, the often limited processing power. Offloading of some of the processing tasks is one step towards achieving optimal mobile Web Service provision. This paper presents two frameworks for providing distributed mobile Web Services: one mobile service provision framework is built on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), while the other implements REpresentational State Transfer (REST) architecture.