[pgrouting-users] Using pgrouting on Android

Greg Allensworth gregor at greeninfo.org
Fri Aug 16 11:35:54 PDT 2013

On 8/16/2013 10:52 AM, Hishan Melanga wrote:
> Currently I am working on a simple Android application that shows
> shortest path. How can I use pgrouting with it? Please give me some
> advice. Tutorials welcome.

pgrouting runs on the PostgreSQL and PostGIS database, and I don't know 
that those have been ported to Android. ;)

The typical way to use pgrouting for a mobile app, is to write a web 
service which uses pgrouting (on the server, which runs a webserver and 
PostGIS), and write your mobile app to query that web service.

This does mean that your mobile app needs to connect to the Internet and 
to your service, in order to get directions.

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