Mobile Computing and Social Networks

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Mobile Computing and Social Networks CIS 500 6/10/12 Mobile based applications are compact software programs that perform specific tasks for the mobile user. There are two types of mobile apps: “The native app must be installed on the device; they either arrive pre-installed on the phone – these might include address book, calendar, calculator, games, maps and Web browser – or they can be downloaded from for free or a small fee from Web sites – today these sites are called app stores. Native apps are either written specifically for a type of handset – as many iPhone applications have been – so they can take more advantage of a phone’s functions, or as Java applications – this was the norm with download apps until recently – to run on…show more content…
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