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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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Wireless Application Factors around Accessing Remote Data

As mentioned earlier, there are many factors when planning a mobile solution. These factors are mentioned all through this book, but this section will focus on issues related to connectivity. If you are planning your company's first smart device application, this section serves as a starting point.

Application Factors

The first basic issue to research is the location of the data. This should lead to several questions like the following:

  • Must the device remain connected to the back end while using the application? This scenario is more typical of a manufacturing environment where local access is direct to the company LAN. If required for a device that is outside of the office, then a wireless ...

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