The phrase mobile commerce was originally coined in 1997 by Kevin Duffey – “the delivery of electronic commerce capabilities directly into the consumer’s hand, anywhere, via wireless technology.” Mobile commerce transactions continues to grow, and the term includes the purchase and sale of a wide range of goods and services, online banking, bill payment, information delivery and so on. Also known as m-commerce.
I am sure many of you have heard the term ‘Enterprise Mobility’. Enterprise mobility is a hot topic; every time we turn around another company is in the news. “Going mobile” seems to be the mantra of modern day enterprises. According to Global Industry Analysts, the global market for enterprise mobility is expected to reach $218 billion by 2018. But it’s not just about the ‘Smartphones’ – ‘Enterprise Mobility’ encompass a range of wireless networks, handheld devices, social media and cloud-based solutions.
Linking without permission is stealing. You need to read an app’s permissions before you install it. Well that’s fine, but what does those permissions mean?
Linking without permission is stealing. Read an app’s permissions before you install it. That’s fine, but what does those permissions mean?
Today’s smartphones are incredible little machines. We’ve grown so used to our iPhones and Android handsets that we take them for granted even though there’s so much cool technology packed into them. Take their sensors for example. Do you know how many different kinds go inside a smartphone?
Since the time Android rose to power and an era of smartphones began, users have been dealing with a serious and sometimes annoying issue. Limited internal storage capacity has been a matter of concern for the smartphone users since time immemorial. Many have a SD card slot to expand the storage. SD cards are inexpensive and can be easily moved from one device to another. However, android apps are downloaded by default to the internal storage, which can fill up quickly.
Widgets and applications do not mean the same thing, but they are similar terms. In mobile computing, for example, we tend to think of widgets and apps as “objects” that enhance the user experience. But widgets and apps are separate types of programs that run on a Mobile phone and they serve different purposes. Please visit my earlier post “Desktop & Mobile | Applications & Apps” to understand Desktop Applications & Mobile Apps.
Any idea what makes you close programs in Android phone by simply swiping them away? Or allowing you to tap on the screen to open a program, pinch your fingers together to minimize or enlarge an image, or swipe your finger across the screen to change pages in an iPhone? Or the tile-based interface – dubbed Metro – in a Windows Phone? All this is possible because of “Mobile OS (Operating System)”. A mobile OS is specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices.
There is no question that Mobile app development is the fastest growing online space. As millions worldwide migrate to smartphones, the number of people who are downloading apps and browsing the web on their phone is growing at an incredibly rapid pace. We use desktops, laptops, smartphone apps and browsers – any idea what different type of applications we access? Let’s take a look…
Have you ever wondered what’s so ‘Smart’ about a ‘Smartphone’? What is a ‘Dumb-phone’ then? When did this terminology emerged? Let me try & answer.
If you are a smartphone User probably you already know what an App is – a program / software that runs on hand-held devices like smartphones and/or tablets.