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Wireless Internet Applications and Architecture: Building Professional Wireless Applications Worldwide

Wireless Internet Applications and Architecture: Building Professional Wireless Applications Worldwide

by Mark Beaulieu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201733544

ISBN-13: 9780201733549

Pub. Date: 12/17/2001

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

"The world is going wireless and Mark Beaulieu explains how it's done. Wireless Internet Applications and Architecture is a complete description of what is, what will be, and how they both work."
—Tom Wheeler, president/CEO, Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association

Wireless Internet

Overview

"The world is going wireless and Mark Beaulieu explains how it's done. Wireless Internet Applications and Architecture is a complete description of what is, what will be, and how they both work."
—Tom Wheeler, president/CEO, Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association

Wireless Internet Applications and Architecture: Building Professional Wireless Applications Worldwide is a comprehensive technical overview of wireless Internet technology, applications, and content issues. The wireless Internet of the future will be able to serve large, specialized market segments with new devices, services, and content through wide bandwidth (MMDS, GPRS) and always-on capability, offering people the freedom to communicate in ways they never have before.

Divided into three easy-to-follow parts, the book begins with an introduction to the wireless Internet, the language, and the core wireless concepts. This part examines the trends, forces, and organizations that are shaping the growth of wireless Internet technology. The next part shows how to create mobile personas and wireless applications and make them effective. The chapters here tackle how to construct messaging, browsing, and interactive and conversational voice portal applications by highlighting application code and examples of mobile content. In the final part, components of wireless architecture are described so that readers can learn about wireless WAN, LAN, and PAN standards and practices and XML server strategies, as well as the effect wireless architectural elements are having on the market. An added plus is the discussion onmCommerce servers – the next step in eCommerce – and location-based applications that enable users to make purchases from mobile devices.

Wireless Internet Applications and Architecture is intended for both wireless application developers and architects who are building the next generation of wireless services, and the general IT audience. This book is a key reference for producing anything from applications to wireless information services to interactive wireless computer games. Ultimately, it is all one Internet, but it is the wireless Internet that offers special properties for reaching a different group of end users and will provide revenue opportunities that are not available in the wired world.



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201733549
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
12/17/2001
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxv
Prefacexix
Living the Wireless Life
What This Book Covers
How This Book Is Organized
Acknowledgments
Part IAn Introduction to Wireless Internet1
Chapter 1The Wireless Internet World Stage3
The Internet: From Wired to Wireless4
A Short History of Wireless Networks and Devices6
A Brief History of Paging15
Software and Content That Make Hardware Useful19
The i-mode Story26
European Wireless Applications33
The Wild, Wild Wireless United States38
Global Wireless Internet Development42
Getting Ready for a Wireless Future46
Chapter 2The Needs of the Wireless Internet User49
We Are at the Beginning49
Mobile Users Are the Secret52
Chapter 3The Equipment and Technology of the Wireless Internet61
Six Wireless Device Families Mobilize the Internet61
The Language and Science of the Wireless Internet78
Chapter 4Wireless Networks87
The Three Wireless Internet Networks: WAN, LAN, and PAN87
Telco and Internet Networks92
WANs: Citywide Towers Serve Nationwide Networks100
LANs: Blockwide Basestations Reach Business and Home115
PANs: Roomwide Transmitters Coordinate Nearby Devices120
Chapter 5Wireless Internet Applications and Content129
The Four Wireless Internet Applications130
Messaging133
Signaling and Messaging134
Microbrowsing Web Sites136
Interacting with Applications137
Conversing via Voice Portals144
Matching Applications to Wireless Devices144
The Markup Languages of Wireless Publishing145
Personal Content Drives the Wireless Internet155
New Spectrum and Capacity Create New Wireless Applications164
Part IIWireless Internet Applications173
Chapter 6Concepts for Working with Wireless Applications177
Remembering That Small Is Beautiful178
Experiencing Wireless Development183
The Wireless Development Method188
Defining Your Mobile Audience192
Wireless Development Tools206
Chapter 7Developing Wireless Content209
Getting Started with Content210
Text: The Medium of Wireless215
Geocodes, Time Codes, and Personalized Data218
Structuring Content223
Delivering Wireless Content from Databases and Servers225
Chapter 8Putting Location, Time, Personalization, and Transactions to Use229
Using Location229
Primary Location Applications231
Latlon Proximity Algorithms239
Using Time240
Using Personalization241
Using Transactions242
Chapter 9Getting to Know Wireless Networks and Devices245
Comparing Wireless Networks: WAN, LAN, and PAN246
General Features of Mobile Devices249
Close-up Characteristics of Wireless Devices253
Chapter 10Developing WAN Browsing Applications265
WAP and i-mode Development266
Writing WAP WML Applications for Wireless Browsing269
Writing i-mode cHTML Applications for Wireless Browsing278
Writing Palm Query Applications for Wireless Browsing Applications285
Chapter 11Developing WAN Interactive Applications in Java289
Java J2ME Tools and Where to Get Them291
Developing Java Wireless Applications291
Writing for the Java Phone295
Writing Java Code for Interactive Wireless Applications on a Pager298
Wireless XML Browsers300
Developing WAN Interactive BREW Applications in C++ and Java301
Chapter 12Developing LAN Interactive Applications307
Handheld Industrial Tools and Where to Get Them308
Writing Professional Wireless Business Applications309
Developing Palm LAN Applications for Interactive Applications315
Chapter 13Developing PAN Device Applications325
PAN Tools and Where to Get Them325
Developing PAN Applications326
Chapter 14Developing Voice Portal Applications331
Voice Portal Tools and Where to Get Them331
Developing Voice Applications332
XML for Voice and Data339
Part IIIWireless Internet Architecture341
What Is Wireless Internet Architecture?342
Chapter 15Getting Started with Wireless Internet Architecture347
Understanding Architectural Scope and Scale348
Internet Services and Protocols351
Understanding Security354
Chapter 16Evaluating Spectrum and Site: Every 20 Years359
The Site: Wireless Business Models360
World Spectrum369
The 3G Wireless Internet374
The Five 3G Air Interfaces380
"4G," New Spectrum, and Emerging Wireless Air Interfaces384
Chapter 17Planning Towers and Network as a Structure: Every 10 Years389
Putting up Towers390
Understanding Cellular Networks394
Planning Data Network Architecture398
Examining Qualities of Cellular Networks402
Using Satellites404
Anticipating Location-Based Network Features406
Messaging Networks and Protocols413
Chapter 18Building Servers and Matching Client Applications: Every 5 Years415
Rebuilding Your Web Site417
Specifying Server and Gateway Architecture423
Implementing Wireless Application Servers431
Planning XML Architecture for Content442
Rethinking the Wireless Client/Server Relationship443
Chapter 19Working with Devices as Skins: Every 2 Years447
Six-Family Programming Model448
Handset and Handheld Design Excellence457
The Revolution in 3G Chips458
Chapter 20Making Content, Defining Space: Every Season, Every Month, Every Week463
The Value of Wireless Content464
Gauging the Frequency of Wireless Publishing466
Designing a Content System472
Chapter 21Allowing Personal Stuff: Every Day, Every Moment481
Building a Mobile Architecture482
Building Networks for Mobile People485
The Active Experience in the User Interface487
Anticipating the Personal Value of Networks494
Personalizing the World497
Chapter 22The Future of Wireless Technology501
The Future of World Spectrum504
The Internet of the Future507
The Wireless Internet and Open Source510
Transcoding the Scalable Signal514
Communicating Devices520
Universal Spectrum, Ultrafast Data, and All-Optical Networks521
AppendicesWireless Internet Resources523
Appendix ACodes and Conventions525
ASCII Text for WAP and i-mode525
Soundex for Gisting527
Emoticons527
Tempo528
International Morse Code529
Bits, Hertz, and Prefixes of Magnitude530
Working Frequency Standards532
FCC Spectrum Allocation534
Appendix BResearch and Standards543
Wireless Research543
Standards Bodies544
Appendix CWireless Companies547
Wireless Client Companies547
Wireless Server Companies548
Wireless Middleware Companies548
Appendix DFurther Reading551
Books and Periodicals551
White Papers and Reports553
Articles on the Web554
Developer Resources554
Appendix EEndnotes557
Index and Glossary565

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