Written to address technical concerns that mobile developers face regardless of platform, this book explores the differences between mobile and stationary applications and the architectural and software development concepts needed to build mobile applications. Using UML, Reza B'far guides the developer through the development process, from design to implementation. He focuses on general concepts, while using platforms as examples or as possible tools. After introducing UML, XML, and derivative tools necessary for developing mobile software applications, B'far shows how to build user interfaces for mobile applications. He covers location sensitivity, wireless connectivity, mobile agents, data synchronization, security, and push-based technologies, finally homes in on the practical issues of mobile application development including the development cycle for mobile applications, testing mobile applications, architectural concerns, and a case study.
About the Author
Reza B'far is an executive consultant currently serving as the CTO of Voice Genesis and Acting CTO of Semantic Messaging Systems Inc. His company, Cienecs Inc., has had a variety of engagements in the mobile arena with startups as well as Fortune 500 companies. Early in his career, he has worked for Weyerhaueser Company, Parr & Associates Inc., and National Oceanic research department of NASA. He has spent the past ten years working for Noor Electrical Engineering, Virtual Mortgage Network, AdForce Inc., eBuilt Inc., and DataTrace Corporation. He is currently an independent contractor working with a variety of companies Asian architect and/or CTO, including some in the mobile arena.