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Palm OS and Programming for Mobile Commerce

Palm OS and Programming for Mobile Commerce
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Author(s): Wen-Chen Hu (University of North Dakota, USA), Lixin Fu (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA), Weihong Hu (Auburn University, USA)and Chung-Wei Lee (University of Illinois at Springfield, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 6
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch177
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


Using Internet-enabled mobile handheld devices to access the World Wide Web is a promising addition to the Web and traditional e-commerce. Mobile handheld devices provide convenience and portable access to the huge information on the Internet for mobile users from anywhere and at anytime. However, most software engineers are not familiar with programming for handheld devices. Handheld computing is the programming for handheld devices such as smart cellular phones and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). It consists of two kinds of programming: client- and server- side programming. This paper introduces handheld computing and gives a detailed description of Palm OS programming, client-side handheld computing. Other related issues such as mobile commerce systems and handheld devices will be discussed also.

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