addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Consuming Web Services with Android


Starting at 6:30pm, we'll have free food sponsored by Arbormoon Software, IncOur main meeting will start at 7pm.

Topic: Consuming Web Services with Android by Dave Truxall

As mobile apps continue to get more sophisticated, they need data, whether it’s from the business backend or the current scoreboard for a game server hosted in the cloud. Find out how to connect to and consume web services with your Android application, and how to avoid common pitfalls. We’ll get connected to the cloud, working with REST web services and learning how to parse the results.

About the speaker

Dr. Truxall has been programming for a living since 1995, working previously with enterprise technologies modeling internal business processes and building public web sites. Now he is working as a mobile architect, bringing mobile apps to the enterprise. He is currently employed by Compuware in Detroit. He is a co-author of the upcoming Apress book Android Best Practices.

Join or login to comment.

  • David T.

    I like Gson over JSONObject or JsonReader because I do the mapping declaratively instead of writing code. I'm sure there's a performance hit because I suspect Gson is using reflection under the covers, and reflection is costly in terms of performance. If I was squeezing my app for higher performance I would probably opt for mapping in code.

    November 27, 2013

  • Joe B.

    One question that I have forgotten to ask if you noticed much performance difference between using Gson, JSONObject, and JsonReader to parse the web services payload.

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • David T.

    Code and slides can be found here:

    November 25, 2013

  • David B.

    Very informative and great group.

    November 21, 2013

26 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy