Explain the functionality of JSON. Are there any other apart from JSON, in place of it? (Submitted by: Shravan)
JSON is the fastest and light weight mechanism to send or receive data to or from the servers.
Since mobiles uses very low configuration cpus and memory, we have to make sure that we are not spending too much of time in sending or receiving data with a server. Thats why many mobile applications uses JSON as mechanism.
Prior to JSON, xml was heavily in use to transfer data with servers. Comparatively JSON is fast.
Now a days many social media applications like facebook, linkedin, gmaps, twitter, etc heavily depend on JSON to fetch data from server to mobiles.
Below are the alternative options for JSON:
4. KSOAP (Lighter version of SOAP) etc..
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