Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 22, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 10 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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This is an interesting book. It starts with a large section on the history of mobile technology, which is a very good read, and ends with a description of where mobile technology is headed. Frankly, I had not known just how vast this field is before I started reading the book. I liked how the author smoothly brings you from the past to the present of mobility in the history section. The section on consumer apps is also very interesting. If you sell mobile apps for a living, you should definitely read section 2. I skimmed through some of the chapters in the enterprise mobility section. It's well put together, and looks very methodical and thorough, although it ism't quite as well illustrated as the rest of the book. Section 4 in my opinion is very technical. You won't be able to understand everything described in this section unless you have at least a basic background in science and technology. I can see that the author is trying to explain the technical concepts in this section in layman terms, but I think you really need a technical bent of mind to understand section 4. Liked the epilogue. This is where you a good sense for where this field is headed in the coming decades. It's a large book. Overall, a good reference to have in one's collection.
A comprehensive, well written, and well-organized survey of the state-of-the-art of mobile technology. Easily could serve as a textbook or a reference book for a university-level course.Last year a friend was developing an Android app for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), enabling them to communicate patient data and telemetry to a trauma center. Would Sachin Date have covered this type of application his Illustrated Guide? Surely enough, there it is, under a section called Mobility in Healthcare, on pages 165ff. in the print edition.
I was looking for a book that would teach me everything about smart phones and apps. This book definitely got me off on a good start. I liked the chapters on consumer mobile apps. Lot of useful tips for people (such as myself) who want to launch an 'apps' business. I will agree with the previous reviewer that some of the material is quite technical. I think if you are an engineer or somebody technical, you will understand it better. I come from a liberal arts background, so am I afraid I was probably able to understand it only at a shallow level. Nonetheless, I dare say I acquired a much better understanding of mobile technology after reading the book. Hence the 4 stars.
An intuitive way to learn about the nuts and bolts of Mobile technology. Lucid language and relevant illustrations make this book very simple to read, easy to understand and quite interesting as well. Great starting point for students and professionals interested in mobility.
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