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GPRS and 3G Wireless Applications: Professional Developer's Guide (Professional Developer's Guide Series) [Kindle Edition]

Christoffer Andersson
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Book Description

To ensure competitive advantage for their companies in wireless product development, developers need to understand how wireless technologies work, what impact they have on applications being developed, and how to use them to optimize products for success in the marketplace. Designed to answer these and other wireless development questions, this unique handbook explores how a host of relevant technologies work together with the new worldwide standards for wireless technologies--General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Third Generation (3G). Leading expert Christoffer Andersson clearly explains how GPRS and 3G control the mobile environment, then goes on to describe how the emerging radio technology of Bluetooth fits in with WAP and Java, how wireless applications work with HTTP and TCP/IP on the Internet, and how to create "always-on" wireless applications.

Editorial Reviews


GPRS and 3G Wireless Applications by Christoffer Andersson guides developers through the steps of programming for the mobile Internet. (Publishers Weekly)

"Now that I have read this book I can understand the articles on the mobile phone business." (CVu - Jnl of the Association of C & C++ Users, October 2001)

From the Back Cover

Get into the wireless space and create the future applications of the mobile Internet

GPRS and 3G Wireless Applications

With mobile Internet ready to take off, you'll want to know what it takes to develop applications for this exploding new market. In this book, industry expert Christoffer Andersson guides you step-by-step through all the technical issues that underlie the development of software and content for wireless networks and devices.

You'll discover how GPRS and 3G systems have evolved, how they affect applications, and how to work with existing and emerging protocols. You'll get concrete tips and advice on testing and optimizing software, choosing architectures and platforms, security issues, and much more.

Andersson even explains how to market your applications successfully. This book is the first complete reference on the most important technologies to ever hit the mobile Internet!

The CD-ROM contains:
* WAP development kits
* A number of emulators of current mobile devices
* Testing templates you can use on your own applications
* Java SDKs

Product Details

  • File Size: 4818 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 27, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PY3ZFS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,957,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview June 12, 2001
Generally a good overview of technologies available to wireless developers today, including WAP, Bluetooth, GPRS and 3G. As other reviewers have stated, the scope of the book is rather broad, so there is surface coverage of lots of issues.
However, there is a hidden gem in this book, Chapter 8. This chapter delves into the theory of wireless application development and presents some good foundational strategy for dealing with packet loss, discontinuous service, security holes, and so on. It also provides a good overview of the proper use of caching, compression, and reducing overhead. There is a discussion on the right way to keep the user engaged through a difficult airlink connection, and that's information which is usually ignored in most texts.
Add it to your library!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid foundation material September 16, 2001
If you're looking for a book on wireless application development from a code perspective this is the wrong book. The value of this book is it provides a solid foundation that needs to be in place before coding starts.
It begins with basic concepts of how wireless infrastructure works. Developers can safely ignore this section of the book. I liked it because it sorted out the "moving parts" as well as the technological underpinnings. It also answered a lot of questions I had regarding where standards and the industry as a whole were headed, and the strengths and weaknesses of existing technologies and why 3G is so important. As an aside, I learned one trivial fact that had been bothering me: where did the name "Bluetooth" come from? Answer: It was named after a Danish king, Harald Blatand who brought unity among different groups of people. Blatand means Bluetooth in English. Not only does the name capture the spirit of Bluetooth as a technology, but this piece of trivia might gain you "Alpha Geek" status at a seminar or convention :-)
From chapter 3 on, however, is of paramount interest to architects and developers because it gets into lower level details of GPRS, 3G and Bluetooth. The author provides all of the key characteristics of each technology from which a design and development strategy can be derived. Chapter 6 is where both developers and architects will gain information for performance aspects of their products. The author is meticulous in describing the issues and factors that will arise with protocols (the realities of TCP/IP over wireless in chapter 6 is priceless), and is supported with graphs and diagrams that a developer should carefully go over before writing a single line of code.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great GPRS Foundation June 11, 2001
By A Customer
Andersson states that the book is "ideal for those who know a bit about software/Web development and who want to get into the wireless field." As a member of that group, I found the book to be exactly what I needed: a comprehensive guide into the vast and technical world of GPRS and 3G. The chapters are far reaching in breadth and depth so that the reader walks away with a solid understanding and technical base, as well as clarity into the GPRS and 3G technology arena from an application development and deployment perspective. The three sections are divided up so that the reader is led step by step through the history, applications, relationships, and components of GPRS and 3G. In addition, all the wireless industry lingo and acronyms were very clearly defined, which not only helped me in my reading, but also makes this a great future reference guide. Overall, this book delivered much more than it promised and exceeded expectations presented by previous authors on this topic.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only an ordinary, average book August 29, 2001
By A Customer
Let me confess, the author's being an Ericsson member (me, too :) further helped me to add this book to my library.
I found this book an average book that is nothing but a good collection of information which you can find through internet.
I expected the author to tell me from how to define effective user interfaces to how to combine servers, which directions to take about future apllications (positioning services, notification, charging etc.)
I expected good examples from the industry, since the author was a practician, but I didn't find any concrete example from the real world that can really change the way I develop a WAP application (if I develop one).
I didn't find these...
Another reason for me to buy it was the CD-ROM. I thought it would be a good idea to have a collection of tools compiled in one CD for me. Let me tell you before you get frustrated like me. The whole 650 MB capacity CD contain the Nokia WAP Toolkit (an old version), and a WAP Toolkit of Ericsson plus Ericsson R380 emulator and that's it! No editors, no GPRS simulators. I still can not understand why did they stick such a content-less CD at the back of the book.
Good luck...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I started this book with the yearning to know about all of these technologies: Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS, UMTS, CDPD, HSCSD, Location-based services, and TDMA/CDMA/etc. I really have a decent understanding after this reading this book.
It gets to the details of how handoffs between GPRS base stations and stuff like that. Things you might not need to know, but its the details that get you places. I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting to know about the general gamut of wireless technologies.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Helped in Emzone Development
Emzone develops state of art mobile applications for Sales Force Automation (SFA) . The Book iscomprehensive and helps for GPRS application develoment. Read more
Published on June 3, 2003 by Emzone Mobile Solutions
5.0 out of 5 stars Get up to date now!!!
As mobile internet becomes increasingly rampant and soon to be a household word, it's vital for the individuals who are on the design and sales forefront to educate themselves on... Read more
Published on November 13, 2002 by Dr J. Short
3.0 out of 5 stars Good view of basics
Nice coverage of the basics of wireless communications, and trends in the market and technology domains. Read more
Published on August 27, 2001 by Rachel Tozier
5.0 out of 5 stars Explains the opportunities and risks of the mobile Internet
A superb book that explains what the mobile Internet really is all about in a very straightforward way. Mr. Read more
Published on June 17, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for even we amateurs!
This book was great for giving me an understanding of the application's market. Though I'm not a truly technical person, Mr. Read more
Published on June 12, 2001 by Jc Elliott
2.0 out of 5 stars Lots of coverage, but lack of depth
The table of contents looks very impressive, with wide coverage and lots of fancy looking terms and acronyms, but the book contents are quite disappointing, lack of depth. Read more
Published on June 6, 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars 3G
I work in china mobile Guangdong Branch, and I want to know the step to 3G,how can we progress to 3G ,It is good for me to understand the technical of 3G after reading this book.
Published on June 1, 2001 by liu_lp
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview
Great overview of the cellular system, GPRS, 3G, etc. From a high-level the book accomplishes its goals. Read more
Published on May 29, 2001
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More About the Author

Christoffer Andersson of Madrid, Spain, is Director of Business Development, Service Layer/System Integration for Ericsson. In this role he drives the sales and implementation of new mobile services and associated infrastructure. Additionally, he is a key contributor to the standardization- and product requirements for Service Layer solutions.

He currently holds multiple patents, and is frequent writer for various publications in the 3G and mobile media area. His books, 'Mobile Media and Applications, from concept to cash' and 'GPRS and 3G Wireless Applications, The Professional Developer's Guide', were published by John Wiley & Sons.


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