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.
On 3-April-1973, the first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper of Motorola. Let’s track the evolution of Mobile Apps as a necessity today.
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?
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.
Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, all thanks to Apps. But where did it all started? Which was the first App ever? How big is the App industry? What was Steve Job’s role in shaping the ‘App Store’? Let’s look at some of the less-known facts about the booming App Industry!
Rooting Android Phone is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as root access). At its most basic, “rooting” is the process by which one gains access to the administrative commands and functions of an operating system. Still confused?
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.