Feel like I'm making progress with all the help I've received. Got the app to contact the service when I changed the data type to jsonp. But we don't want to change all our code to jsonp since it is working well on the iphone. Any ideas how I can get it working with json.
This looks like it is a cross domain issue. There are ways to allow cross-domain requests. Your server need to support CORS.
Here is a link
You may also run Rho Elements with a remote start page.. and that should also solve your problem.