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difference between local and remote service

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by learning_intern, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. learning_intern

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    hi
    I am trying to run a service that does my REST operations. i would like it to start as soon as my app starts and grab the records from the backend server and display them as a ListView inside a Tab Layout.

    while researching about writing a service class, i came across 2 kinds of services -

    1. Local

    2. Remote

    i tried to get the difference between them, but it is not clear from what i read. can anyone explain how they are different?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. blundell

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    A local service is running on your machine and doing things,

    A remote services you call from your machine but is running on a remote(off site(not by you)) machine and doing things from there
     
  3. learning_intern

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    Hi blundell,
    thanks for replying to my question :) . i have a follow up on your answer, i.e., when you say that
    do you mean that these are the services that are not part of my application but are a part of some other application ?

    and by machine do you mean the DVM or my mobile device?

    thanks in advance
     

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