When developing a mobile application for your enterprise, make sure you have thought through the following:Who? Who are the people who will use the application?
Tips, tricks for the enterprise user.
Lee Lup Yuen
Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.
Nowadays it's easy to develop SMS applications for your enterprise. For example, in my company, we use two-way SMS to search for a staff member by name and to get his/her phone number.
If you're managing an Internet Web site, wouldn't you like to be alerted by SMS if your Web site is having problems? Setting up a monitoring server with SMS in your data centre can be a hassle--why not consider subscribing to an external monitoring service that can monitor your Web site and send you SMS alerts?
You can easily load videos into your mobile phone. And why would you want to do that?
Now is a good time to explore your options for mobilising your enterprise applications in the coming year:Mobile Devices: Borrow (or buy) some of the latest mobile devices and feel for yourself which device fits your mobile application best. The hottest devices today include BlackBerry Pearl, Nokia E61 and Ultra Mobile PC.
With Location-Based Services (LBS) you may track the location of a person (or vehicle) who is carrying a mobile phone. Mobile phones constantly connect themselves to the nearest GSM or 3G base station, so it's possible to determine the location of the phone by finding the base station to which the phone is connected.
I had great fun with my BlackBerry when I bought it 2 years ago ...Reading and sending email anytime everywhere, even while sitting on the canDocking it beside my bed so that I could monitor the overnight batch jobs.
(...waving my arms...) I do!3.5G, technically known as HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), has arrived.
No, it's not about Internet Explorer vs Firefox. If you surf the Web on your mobile phone, here's the best mobile Web browser that you can get for free--Opera Mini.
As you develop your mobile enterprise application, select your mobile device very carefully -- it may ruin your chances of rolling out a really successful mobile application.Mobile phones: Cheap and easy to use, long battery life, but cumbersome for data entry, difficult to read.