Extending Android Application Programming Framework for Seamless Cloud Integration
Two major trends have dominated the computing world in recent times: Mobile systems and Cloud computing. A mobile device leveraging the capabilities of cloud can address many use case scenarios that were not practical earlier. In the recent past, several architectures were proposed aimed at supporting "mobile-cloud" applications but their implementation is challenging without an intuitive programming model. In this paper we present an innovative programming model that allows the mobile applications developer to view the cloud in terms of the familiar Android application components, thus obviating the need for familiarity with vendor specific web services or client libraries.