Development platforms for mobile applications: status and trends

Gavalas, Damianos and Economou, Daphne (2011) Development platforms for mobile applications: status and trends. IEEE Software, 28 (1). pp. 77-86. ISSN 0740-7459

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MS.2010.155

Abstract

Mobile devices are increasingly accepted as suitable media for multimedia-rich applications. Software firms have started promoting programming platforms and tools tailored to satisfy the requirements of mobile device users, developers, and resource constraints. This article reviews the main characteristics, relative merits, and shortcomings of the most popular development platform options - specifically, Java ME, .NET Compact Framework, Flash Lite, and Android. It evaluates and compares these options according to various quantitative and qualitative criteria. It aims to serve as a reference point and guide for developers and practitioners in choosing a mobile platform for development on information appliances.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2013 14:59
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/11695

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