Simplicity is the major advantage of REST based webservices. Whereas SOAP is widespread in complex, security
sensitive business-to-business aplications, REST is widely used for mashups and end-user centric applicatons.
In that context we give an overview of REST and compare it to SOAP. Furthermore we apply the GeoDrawing
application as an example for REST based mobile applications and emphasize on pros and cons for the use of REST in
mobile application scenarios.