Chapter 14: Mobile Cloud Computing

If you ask a roomful of cloud computing experts whether the cloud is driving the growth of mobile computing or mobile computing is driving the growth of the cloud, the results will be mixed. In any case, within a few years, mobile computing will be a trillion-dollar-a-year business. This chapter examines various aspects of mobile computing and the underlying use of the cloud.

Learning Objectives

This chapter examines examines mobile computing in the cloud. By the time you finish this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the evolution of mobile computing
  • Discuss the different generations of cell phones
  • Discuss the ecosystem that comprises the mobile web
  • Describe the roles of phone network operators, transcoders, and proxies
  • Compare and contrast web pages, applications (apps), and widgets
  • Discuss the importance of HTML5 with respect to mobile development
  • Describe mobile development considerations
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