International Journal of Computer Applications
Android mobile devices and Web services are becoming very popular. As android devices and wireless technologies continue to rapidly grow over a short span of period, Web services technology recognizes mobile computing as an area to which it should expand. Web service can greatly increase the functionality of Android devices to interact with its environment. In this paper, the performance is analyzed for two of the most important approaches used for building and implementing Web services for an android based mobile devices i.e. SOAP-based Web services and RESTful Web services.