Chapter 1. Mobility Explained

What is mobile computing? Why does it matter? Why should you care? What are the mobile killer applications?

Mobile technologies are changing how we live and work. They are truly revolutionary forces that shape the future economy and society. As smart programmable devices and high-speed wireless networks get more pervasive, they create tremendous opportunities for software developers. In this chapter, we introduce basic concepts and applications of mobile commerce from a developer’s perspective. Key topics in this chapter include

  • The Freedom Economy: discusses the revolutionary nature of mobile commerce. We cover the business landscape (value chain) and developer opportunities.

  • Mobile Killer Applications: covers key mobile ...

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