Web service is the software system which is intended for supporting machine-to-interoperable machine connection of frameworks above a system. The cellular gadget is developing into another computing system and a common aim to process and access the required data. For accomplishing the appropriated processing, the feature of web services and cellular gadget cannot be downplayed. So, integrating the web service on the cellular devices will increase the usability of web services, which makes web service as the simplest approach. This paper reveals the review of the comprehensive set of mobile web service architecture approaches and is compared based on the architectural designs and drawbacks. Moreover, this paper describes the challenges encompassed in the mobile web service environment in addition to performance measures of obtained situation of mobile web service (MWS). © 2020, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.