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Location-Aware Applications by Murat Aktihanoglu, Richard Ferraro

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Chapter 8. Server-side integration

This chapter covers

  • Creating a fast and efficient server
  • Choosing a database for your server
  • Performance tips
  • Third-party GIS platforms

A mobile application is only as good as the server backbone behind it. The server that communicates with a mobile app provides it with all the shared and reference data, processes all the user requests that come from the mobile app, and updates the backend database as necessary. The server makes sure the mobile app is synchronized with the latest data and information, as well as making sure users are authorized and have permissions to perform certain actions. The servers usually sit at a single location; however, cloud solutions are becoming more and more popular. Especially ...

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