Hi, this is an old topic and there are some similar questions on SO, but I would like to hear some optioions again.
By default magento has SOAP v1,v2, XML-RPC, REST and XmlConnect
SOAP is more complete than rest, but is heavy and slow
REST is lighter but is missing a lot of features to create a complete mobile app
XML-RPC is something between SOAP and REST, support API V1 only
XmlConnect is a complete solution for mobile app, although not as light as JSON-REST and has almost zero document about it.
So what do you think is the best API to use when developing a mobile app? what did you choose if you had developed one? are there any better open source 3rd part API extensions(not looking for SaaS)?
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There is two option:
1st option :
Magento web store with an XMLConnect extension installed and configured, and a native application itself. XMLConnect extension comes ‘preinstalled’ in Magento CE 1.5 and later, but you can get it from Magento Connect.
Readily built magento mobile app App in Contus MComm