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mobile and wireless design essentials
Mobile and Wireless Design Essentials
byMartyn Mallick ISBN:0471214191
John Wiley & Sons 2003 (454 pages)

This text provides a detailed analysis of the complete range of current mobile and wireless network technologies from a software developer’s perspective.

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Mobile and Wireless Design Essentials
Part One - Introduction to the Mobile and Wireless Landscape
Chapter 1 - Welcome to Mobile and Wireless
Chapter 2 - Mobile Devices
Chapter 3 - Wireless Networks
Chapter 4 - Mobile Application Architectures
Chapter 5 - Mobile and Wireless Messaging
Chapter 6 - Mobile and Wireless Security
Part Two - Building Smart Client Applications
Chapter 7 - Smart Client Overview
Chapter 8 - Smart Client Development
Chapter 9 - Persistent Data on the Client
Chapter 10 - Enterprise Integration Through Synchronization
Part Three - Building Wireless Internet Applications
Chapter 11 - Thin Client Overview
Chapter 12 - Thin Client Development
Chapter 13 - Wireless Languages and Content-Generation Technologies
Chapter 14 - Wireless Internet Technology and Vendors
Chapter 15 - Voice Applications with VoiceXML
Part Four - Beyond Enterprise Data
Chapter 16 - Mobile Information Management
Chapter 17 - Location-Based Services
Chapter 18 - Other Useful Technologies
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Listings
List of Sidebars

Mobile and Wireless Design Essentials is the first and only book that provides a detailed analysis of the complete range of current mobile and wireless network technologies from a software developer’s perspective. It examines such topics as wireless Internet, smart client and messaging mobile computing models, wireless security, and voice application development. Also explored is the full spectrum of wireless networks including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G. You’ll find easy-to-understand guidelines and pointers on how to implement a mobile and wireless application to extend your enterprise systems and meet your company’s needs.

This book presents key information on:

  • How to build smart client applications using mobile database and synchronization technologies
  • The complete spectrum of messaging technologies, including email, SML, MMS, WAP Push, and application-to-application messaging
  • Wireless Internet architectures and related markup languages including HDML, WML, cHTML, XHTML, and VoiceXML
  • Technologies that complement enterprise mobile solutions, including PIM and location-based services
  • Resources and Web sites to consult for industry specifications, downloadable software, and mobile and wireless updates—in dozens of clear, easily referenced tables

About the Author

Martyn Mallick is Senior Software Engineer in Product Management and Wireless Solutions Evangelist for iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase Inc. He works with enterprise corporations implementing enterprise mobile solutions, conducts training seminars worldwide on mobile and wireless technology design, development, and deployment, and is a regular guest speaker at major conferences.

Mobile and Wireless Design Essentials

Martyn Mallick

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To my beautiful wife Catherine, for her support, understanding, and encouragement.


When I started writing Mobile and Wireless Design Essentials a year and a half ago, I never imagined what a monumental effort it would require. Without the support and assistance from my family, friends, and colleagues it would not have been possible to write on such a broad, evolving topic.

In particular, I must thank my wife Cathy for being patient and understanding when I wrote late into the night, and during most weekends.

I would also like to thank the rest of my family, including my parents Adrian and JoAnn, and my siblings David, Anita, Bryan, and Marissa for helping me stay focused throughout the writing process. Thanks also goes to Carol Long and her team at John Wiley & Sons including Scott, Micheline, Felicia, Janet, Erica, Adaobi, and Holly for offering their insight into the publishing process and for keeping me on schedule. Also deserving my gratitude are many of my colleagues at iAnywhere Solutions including David, Bharat, Alex, Liam, Matt, Chris, and Eric, who allowed me to bounce ideas off of them, and provided technical editing during the latter phases of writing. Additionally, a special mention goes to Michelle Cheng, a very gifted individual, who worked endless hours putting together all of the figures you see throughout the book. And finally I would like to thank my employer for providing an environment that is conducive to expanding my knowledge about both the business and technical aspects of the mobile and wireless industry. I hope the knowledge I have gained, and the lessons I have learned, prove to be valuable as you develop your mobile and wireless solutions.

Martyn Mallick
January 2003