Networking in Android using HTTP.

Android supports networking for enabling multiple functionalities ranging from social networking to cloud computing.

Few types of android applications that make use of networking are :

  • SMS (Short Message Service).
    SMS is a communication service component that enables the exchange of  short text messages between mobile devices.

  • Internet resource – based applications.
    Internet resource based applications rely on web content such as HTML (HyperText  Markup Language), XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and JSON (Javascript Object Notation).

  • Social networking applications.
    Social networking applications, such as Twitter, Facebook etc.. are important ways / methods for people to connect to each other.  

Source : The Android Developer’s Cookbook

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