Chapter 13. Mobile Zoo Case Study

 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

 
 --Confucius

In this case study, we discuss an application called the “Mobile Zoo.” This application allows zoo visitors to use Pocket PCs to view web pages that contain animal and zoo information while they are touring the zoo. Visitors can also sign up to receive zoo-related information or donate money to the zoo. All of these activities are possible even when visitors are disconnected from the zoo’s back-end web server.

The unusual aspect of this case study is that the application that gathers data on the Pocket PC is not a traditional fat client Windows Forms application. Instead, the entire application consists of a set of web pages ...

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