The mobile and wireless industry is in a very exciting phase in its evolution. It has moved beyond the marketing hype into the design and development of concrete enterprise solutions. This book provides an in-depth look at the technologies that are available to extend enterprise systems to mobile users.
Those of you who want an overview of mobile and wireless application terminology and business issues should start reading at Chapter 1. Those who want to dive right into the technology can start with an overview of mobile devices in Chapter 2 or wireless networks in Chapter 3. Regardless of what else you decide to read in this book, it is recommended you read Chapter 4, as it provides an overview of the leading mobile application architectures, with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
By reading this book, you will gain a solid understanding of mobile and wireless technologies that will help you to develop many successful mobile applications. Ultimately, it is these applications, not the hardware or software infrastructure itself, that will lead to the overall success of the mobile and wireless industry.