So far in this book, we’ve talked about mobile security from many different perspectives: mobile network operator, device manufacturer, corporate IT, and end-user. This chapter takes the perspective of another very important player in the mobile ecosystem: application developer.

Mobile application developers are perhaps the most important stakeholder in the mobile experience. After all, they control the interface through which end-users interact with the mobile device and network; it’s the apps, man.

From simple single-player games to complex, multifunctional social networking apps, application developers channel the security of the end-user experience into almost all aspects of mobile. The security of the ...

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