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hi all,

what is the best way to communicate with a remote server( developed in c# visual studio 2008) from an android based mobile phone?

1- to send files
2- to receive notification

Posted 27-Mar-12 22:04pm

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I would use http for both as it is the easiest to handle.
For receiving notification can poll in regular intervals.


  • With SSL, encryption is quite easy

  • If the mobile phone looses the connection to the server, you don't have to reconnect or something else

  • Easy to implement (for C# you could use HttpListener, for android maybe this could help[^]

  • Flexible as you could even realize the same with javascript in a standalone website

  • Well-defined protocol for file-transfer


  • Polling could cause some network traffic... But if you send only some bytes, I don't think this would be a big problem as for receiving notification with raw tcp you will cause some network traffics too (e.g. for checking whether the connection is still alive)


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