According to the experts, tablet computers will make significant inroads into the enterprise over the next few years. The tablet computer hits the “sweet spot” for a mobile computing platform – more capable than a smartphone, and more mobile than a laptop. The enterprise CIO is excited by their potential for cost reduction and improved productivity, but they have concerns about management and security. In late 2011, Research In Motion® (RIM®) surveyed over 150 executives to discover what tablet computer features were most important to them.
Computing continues to become more “personal,” increasingly accessible anytime,
anywhere. At the forefront of this development are handheld devices that are
transforming into computing platforms. Mobile phones are no longer just for talking—
they have been capable of carrying data and video for some time. Significantly, the
mobile device is becoming so capable of general-purpose computing that it’s destined
to become the next PC (Personal Computer).
Mobile telecommunications emerged as a technological marvel allowing for access to
personal and other services, devices, computation and communication, in any place and
at any time through effortless plug and play. This brilliant idea became possible as the
result of new technologies developed in the areas of computers and communications that
were made available and accessible to the user.
Over the past four years, Apple has changed the way we think about mobile computing.
The iOS Platform has changed the way that we, the public, think about our mobile computing devices. With full-featured applications and an interface architecture that demonstrates that small screens can be effective workspaces, the iPhone has become the smartphone of choice for users and developers alike.
For me, this book has become all about change. In the time that I have been watching the mobile computing marketplace and developing software solutions for it, there has never been a time when there has been a more rapid series of shifts and changes. A good friend of mine tells me that this is because of market consolidation. As of the time of writing (August 2010), we’re looking at the time when the people who will be leaders in this space for the next 20 years jostle for position.
Augmented reality is relatively recent development in the field of mobile computing. Despite its
young age, it is already one of the fastest growing areas in this industry. Companies are investing
lots of money in developing products that use augmented reality, the most notable of which is
Google’s Project Glass. Most people perceive augmented reality as hard to implement. That’s a
misconception. Like with any good app, good augmented reality apps will take some amount of
effort to write. All you need to do is keep an open mind before diving in....
Thanks to mobile phones, we have moved from virtually no one having access to information
to virtually everyone having access to the vast resources of the Web. This is
arguably the most important achievement of our generation. Despite its overarching
importance, mobile computing is in its infancy. Technical, financial, and political forces
have created platform fragmentation like never before, and it’s going to get worse before
it gets better.
Shane Conder has extensive development experience and has focused his attention on mobile and embedded development for the past decade. He has designed and developed many commercial applications for BREW, J2ME, Palm, Windows Mobile, and Android--some of which have been installed on millions of phones worldwide. Shane has written extensively about the mobile industry and evaluated mobile development platforms on his tech blogs and is well known within the blogosphere. Shane received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California.
Windows Phone 7 is a powerful mobile computing platform with huge potential for gaming. With "instant on" capabilities, the promise of gaming on the move is a reality with these devices. The platform is an ideal environment for .NET developers looking to create fun, sophisticated games.
Windows Phone 7 Game Development gives you everything you need to maximize your creativity and produce fantastic mobile games. With a gaming device always in your pocket, as a phone always is, this is too good an opportunity to miss!...
Today robots navigate autonomously in office environments as well as outdoors. They show their ability to beside mechanical and electronic barriers in building mobile platforms, perceiving the environment and deciding on how to act in a given situation are crucial problems. In this book we focused on these two areas of mobile robotics, Perception and Navigation.
As multimedia-enabled mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets are becoming the day-to-day computing device of choice for users of all ages, everyone expects that all mobile multimedia applications and services should be as smooth and as high-quality as the desktop experience. The grand challenge in delivering multimedia to mobile devices using the Internet is to ensure the quality of experience that meets the users' expectations, within reasonable costs, while supporting heterogeneous platforms and wireless network conditions. ...
The field of information and communication technologies continues to evolve and
grow in both the research and the practical domains. However, energy efficiency is an
aspect in communication technologies that until recently was only considered for
embedded, mobile or handheld battery constraint devices.
Photogrammetry from aerial platforms has been recognized since the 20th century as
an important technique to map aerial grades, cities and regions. The modalities known
as terrestrial and short distance have also been used, although in lesser proportion, in
architecture, to survey historical buildings and monuments.
Over the last two years, Google’s Android operating system (OS) has gone from a virtually
unknown open source solution to the current mobile OS market leader among all mobile
handsets, with over one-third of the market share, and it’s still climbing rapidly. Android has even
started to dominate the tablet OS marketplace, and is also the foundation for the popular iTV OS
known as GoogleTV. There seems to be no end in sight for Android’s rocketing success, which is
great news for owners of this book....
With employees, rather than the IT department, now driving the decision of which devices to use on the job, many companies are scrambling to integrate enterprise applications. Fortunately, enterprise developers can now create apps for all major mobile devices using C#/.NET and Mono, languages most already know. A team of authors draws on their vast experiences to teach you how to create cross-platform mobile applications, while delivering the same functionality to PC's, laptops and the web from a single technology platform and code-base.
Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS6 web design software provides an intuitive visual interface for making and editing HTML websites and mobile apps. Use new Fluid Grid Layout designed for cross-platform compatibility to create adaptive layouts. Review designs with the enhanced Multiscreen Preview before publishing.
Few platforms match the iPhone’s unique developer technologies. It combines
OS X-based mobile computing with an innovative multitouch screen, location awareness,
an onboard accelerometer, and more.When Apple introduced the iPhone Cocoa
Touch SDK beta in early March 2008, developers responded in numbers that brought
Apple’s servers to its knees. Apple delivered more than one hundred thousand SDK
downloads in less than one week.The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook was written to address
this demand, providing an accessible resource for those new to iPhone programming....
This book describes how to program mobile telephones, pagers, PDAs, and other small devices
using Java technology. It is about the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP), which is part
of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME). It is concise and complete, describing all of MIDP
as well as moving into several exciting advanced concepts such as 3D graphics and cryptography.
This third edition covers MIDP 2.0, and has been updated to track the Java Technology for
the Wireless Industry (JTWI 1.0) de facto standard.
The newest release of Java has more robust functionality to help web and mobile developers get the most ouf of this platform-independent programming language. Like its bestselling previous editions, Java All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition has what you need to get up and running quickly with the new version. Covering the enhanced mobile development and syntax features as well as programming improvements, this guide makes it easy to find what you want and put it to use.
I gave them as good a brain dump as I could on each topic. They sat
raptly and asked intelligent follow-up questions.
These were smart kids, mind you: usually top computer science graduates
and plenty of experienced programmers. But for all their coding
skills, they didn’t really know the first thing about making a business
Which is OK. They’ll learn. It’s not that hard.