What is a "Web Service"?
A Web Service is communication protocol between computers. A web
server may use a web service to fetch data from another computer, or perform an
action such as a sale transaction on a remote machine. Web Services are
sometimes called Application Services.
Web service is any piece of software that makes itself available over the
Internet and uses a standardized XML messaging system. Web services
currently run a wide gamut from news syndication and stock-market data to
weather reports and package-tracking systems. A website displaying search
results from Google is an example of using web service. Another
example is a website searching the cheapest book or the cheapest airline
ticket from other websites.
Web services are frequently just Web
APIs that can be
accessed over a network, such as the Internet, and executed on a remote
system hosting the requested services.
iGolder Web Services
iGolder offers a wealth of web services to fetch data from your iGolder
account and/or automate repetitive tasks. For instance, web services
enables you to fetch your outstanding
feedback comments from iGolder.com and display them on your website.
Likewise, you may retrieve your account balance and transaction details when
doing a sales report.