I am trying to learn Android programming and no better way to do so than trying to develop an application. I am looking to create an Android app for my band. Our website is hosted using the Joomla CMS. What would be the best way for me to get data that is stored in the MySQL database so that I may use it in my app? Initially I was thinking that the app could show recent band news, lyrics to songs, pictures, ability to purchase songs through AmazonMp3 and other features. I'm not familiar with web services but it seems like a lot of people use web services to do this. Keep in mind that my current Joomla installation is hosted on Linux and not Windows, although I supposed I could always switch it to Windows at GoDaddy. Any opinions on a recommended solution would be appreciated.