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 ...

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