Creating a Mobile Shopping Cart
In This Chapter
Analyzing your shopping cart needs
Handling payments, taxes, and shipping
Understanding SSL certificates
Understanding online e-commerce services
Using a server-side shopping cart application
Selling products and services on the Internet has become a multibillion-dollar industry. The number of users buying products on the Internet with their mobile devices is rising daily and may soon bypass the number of users making purchases from standard desktop computers and notebooks. The web applications that provide the interface for Internet shopping, or e-commerce, are called shopping carts.
If you've purchased anything on the Internet, you most likely used a shopping cart. In fact, some of largest, most successful companies in the world, such as Amazon and eBay, are, in essence, giant shopping carts. And these huge shopping carts all have mobile versions.
Designing a shopping cart specifically for handhelds — because of screen size ...