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A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications by Julian Harty

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

1.1 WHAT IS A MOBILE WIRELESS APPLICATION?

I will start at the beginning with a working description of the term I will be using throughout the rest of this work: mobile wireless application.

Mobile refers to the intent, the devices are portable, often lightweight devices that move around, often carried by their user. The devices are generally powered with a small battery, which implies a tradeoff between power, functionality, and battery life.

Wireless devices communicate with other devices without physical wires or cables.

Application refers to the software used by the user on the device. The application may be written to run on the mobile device or take advantage of existing software on the device such as a web browser. ...

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