Mobile Platforms and Development Environments

Mobile Platforms and Development Environments

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Mobile platform development has lately become a technological war zone with extremely dynamic and fluid movement, especially in the smart phone and tablet market space. This Synthesis lecture is a guide to the latest developments of the key mobile platforms that are shaping the mobile platform industry. The book covers the three currently dominant native platforms -- iOS, Android and Windows Phone -- along with the device-agnostic HTML5 mobile web platform. The lecture also covers location-based services (LBS) which can be considered as a platform in its own right. The lecture utilizes a sample application (TwitterSearch) that the authors show programmed on each of the platforms. Audiences who may benefit from this lecture include: (1) undergraduate and graduate students taking mobile computing classes or self-learning the mobile platform programmability road map; (2) academic and industrial researchers working on mobile computing RaD projects; (3) mobile app developers for a specific platform who may be curious about other platforms; (4) system integrator consultants and firms concerned with mobilizing businesses and enterprise apps; and (5) industries including health care, logistics, mobile workforce management, mobile commerce and payment systems and mobile search and advertisement. Table of Contents: From the Newton to the iPhone / iOS / Android / Windows Phone / Mobile Web / Platform-in-Platform: Location-Based Services (LBS) / The Future of Mobile Platforms / TwitterSearch Sample ApplicationiOS is Apple Inc.a#39;s operating system which powers all its mobile devices, ranging from the iPod touch media players to the iPad ... The original iPhone OS did not have any support for third-party applications. In 2008, the iPhone OS Software Development Kit (SDK) was introduced for Mac ... This led to a massive change in the mobile device industry, where the smart phone was no longer seen as a deviceanbsp;...


Title:Mobile Platforms and Development Environments
Author: Sumi Helal, Raja Bose, Wengdong Li
Publisher:Morgan & Claypool Publishers - 2012
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