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CHAPTER

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Introduction to Mobile Application Development

The obvious reason for you to buy this book is that you want to start building mobile applications with Oracle tooling. Before you get started, you must understand some of the history, principles, and technologies used in modern-day mobile development. This chapter will give you an overview of the mobile landscape, including design, device, platform, and technology, before introducing Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF). But before this, let’s start with looking back to when there was no mobility at all.

A Short History

On April 3, 1973, Motorola employee Martin Cooper stood in midtown ...

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