Tutorial [Q] New to coding and need some help.

Ok so a little background into what I'm doing.

I'm working on making a IP camera viewer for Google Glass. And just reading threw http://developer.android.com/trainin...sly/index.html It seems like the ip camera might be considered a service but i'm not sure any ideas? It would be nice if i could figure this out without having to write all the necessary code and test it. I have looked through some of the regular android ip cameras source code and can't figure it out. Also being very new to coding some of this seems needlessly tedious.
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