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A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications by Julian Harty

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CHAPTER 6

Client Applications

Client applications are installed onto mobile wireless devices such as mobile phones. They are able to provide users with more functionality, better integration, and better performance than browser applications. Client applications may be written in a portable programming language (e.g., J2ME or FlashLite) or written as native code (e.g., Symbian C++ for Nokia phones).

Client applications can be divided into two categories: portable applications and native applications. Portable applications run in (or on) a virtual machine, such as the Java Virtual Machine. Native applications are written to run directly on particular architecture or platform of the target devices; for instance Nokia's Series 60 3rd edition platform. ...

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