Chapter 6. Mobile platforms
This 4.8-ounce sliver of glass and aluminum is an explosive device that has forever changed the mobile-phone business, wresting power from carriers and giving it to manufacturers, developers, and consumers.
“The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry,” Wired Magazine, January 9, 2008
This chapter covers
- Latest trends in mobile development
- Details of major mobile development platforms with extensive comparisons
- Mobile development frameworks
- Testing your mobile applications
With major disruptions from Apple and Google in the form of the iPhone, iPad, and Android, the mobile development landscape has forever changed from a closed API, carrier-centric model to an open API, device-manufacturer- and ...