Mobile Design and Development
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Posted to News on 8th Dec 2009, 08:43

Mobile Design and Development

A small mobile computing device can deliver a lot more than phone calls and text messages and in an industrial context may be an ideal way of communicating with a machine operator. iPhone currently holds the largest market share but there are plenty of alternatives, all of which are powerful computers in their own right. Any one of these might be a perfect remote terminal for an application you are developing. The creation of these new-style applications is a recent discipline, although they are essentially just another exploitation of web technology on a new hardware platform.

Mobile Design and Development

Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing mobile applications. Mobile Design and Development fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, techniques, and best practices for building mobile products from start to finish. With this book, you'll learn basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms. You'll also explore the more advanced capabilities of the mobile web, including markup, advanced styling techniques, and mobile Ajax.

If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional or an entrepreneur new to the mobile web, Mobile Design and Development provides you with the knowledge you need to work with this rapidly developing technology.

Mobile Design and Development will help you to:

  • Understand how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile context
  • Learn the pros and cons of building native applications sold through operators or app stores versus mobile websites or web apps
  • Work with flows, prototypes, usability practices, and screen-size-independent visual designs
  • Use and test cross-platform mobile web standards for older devices, as well as devices that may be available in the future
  • Learn how to justify a mobile product by building it on a budget

Mobile Design and Development
Brian Fling
ISBN: 9780596155445, 332 pages,
Book Price: $34.99, 26.99, 28 €

Amazon: Mobile Design and Development

About the Author

Brian Fling has been in both the web and mobile industries for close to a decade as an entrepreneur, consultant and employee. Over the years he's learned that his insight into mobile is quite unique, avoiding hype describing tried and true principles and techniques to building cost effective mobile experiences.


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