Android apps that connect to the network
I had a question about the way certain android applications work.
In terms of how an application that pulls data from a database server to display to the user, and can also accept user info, and push it back to the server, is it likely that they have some sort of web service running on their servers that accepts requests for info, and sends that info back?
I have used soapUI in the past to query a webservice, so you have a soap formatted request, and you get a response back from the server in a certain format. So if I wanted to have an application that people who use my app are the ones updating the database with information, and other users pull that data down when they do an 'update' or something similar, is that how it would work.
Does anyone have a simple example of how (programatically) an android app that interacts with an application/database server to get data would work? Just want to see how that request/response looks in an android environment.