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The Handbook of Mobile Middleware Hardcover – October 20, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0470499023 ISBN-10: 0849338336 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 1377 pages
  • Publisher: Auerbach Publications; 1 edition (October 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849338336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470499023
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 2.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,330,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here, mobile can be a cellphone, PDA, or some other wearable device. Many of the book's chapters are centred on cellphones, as this is a huge global market. Important issues are argued. Like a trend to ubiquitous wireless access [at least in the cities]. Several chapters discuss location-based services. Something very characteristic of mobile devices, as opposed to fixed desktop systems. Clearly, there is a vast advertising potential for ads that use knowledge of the person's location, to customise delivery of geo-specific messages. Related to this is the issue of privacy, covered at length in one chapter. Can the user turn off her location information?

Some of the middleware is written in Java, like J2ME, the stripped-down version suitable for cellphones. But most of the book's discussion is quite independent of whichever middleware you choose.
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