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What is Mobile Applications

Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts
Software applications running in mobile devices.
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Success Cases for Mobile Devices in a Real Universitary Scenario
Montserrat Mateos Sánchez (Universidad Pontificia de Salamaca, Spain), Roberto Berjón Gallinas (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain), Encarnación Beato Gutierrez (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain), Miguel Angel Sánchez Vidales (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain), and Ana María Fermoso García (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6.ch014
Abstract
Mobile devices have become a new platform with many possibilities to develop studies and implement projects. The power and current capabilities of these devices besides its market penetration makes applications and services in the area of mobility particularly interesting. Mobile terminals have become small computers, they have an operating system, storage capacity so it is possible to develop applications that run on them. Today these applications are highly valued by users. Nowadays we want not only to talk or send messages by mobile terminal, but also to play games, to buy cinema tickets, to read email… We can bring these capabilities in our pocket. The University may not be aware of this fact. The students, due to their age, are the main users and purchasers. In this sense, this article will present three applications we have developed for mobile devices. Nowadays they are being used in Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. All of them work on a university scenario and use different kind of services.
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