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The Fabric of Mobile Services: Software Paradigms and Business Demands



The Fabric of Mobile Services: Software Paradigms and Business Demands

Shoshana Loeb, Benjamin Falchuk, Thimios Panagos

ISBN: 978-0-470-27799-7 July 2009 246 Pages



What is the future of mobile services?

In order for mobile services to achieve the scale, scope, and agility required to keep them relevant and successful, a number of fundamental technical and business challenges need to be addressed. The Fabric of Mobile Services provides readers with a solid understanding of the subject, covering short-and long-term considerations and future trends that will shape thistechnological evolution.

Beginning with an introduction that brings readers up to speed on the mobile services environment, the book covers:

  • The business of mobile services
  • Mobile user location as a service enabler
  • Simplicity and user experience
  • The always-on infrastructure challenge
  • Underpinnings of mobile opportunism
  • Design patterns for mobile services
  • Advanced services of today and tomorrow

Complemented with case studies and end-of-chapter summaries that help facilitate readers' comprehension, The Fabric of Mobile Services is essential reading for researchers, engineers, software engineers, students, and anyone working in the mobile services industry.


1 Introduction.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Ubiquitous Computing and Next Generation Mobile Services.

1.3 The Mobile Web.

1.4 Emerging Mobile Services Environments - Network View.

1.5 The Mobile Device Environment.

1.6. The Personal Assistant Example.

1.7 The FSocial Rules of Mobile Services.

1.8 The Focus of This Book.

2 The Business of Mobile Services.

2.1 The Ecosystem and the Value Chain.

2.2 Between Two Worlds.

2.3 Innovative Business Models.

2.4 Case Study: Personalized Navigation Devices.

2.5 Summary.

3 Mobile User Location as a Services Enabler.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 LBSs - The Killer Enabler.

3.3 Positioning Technology.

3.4 LBS Architectures and Middleware.

3.5 Information-Level Enablers.

3.6 Summary.

4 Simplicity and User Experience.

4.1 New Services and User Experience.

4.2 User-Centered Simplicity and Experience.

4.3 Methodologies for Simplicity and User Experience.

4.4 Case Studies: Simplifying Paradigms.

4.5 Summary.

5 The Always-on Infrastructure Challenge.

5.1 Always-on Service Properties.

5.2 Architecting for Always-on Mobile Services.

5.3. Business Impact of Always on.

5.4. Data Management.

5.5. Summary.

6 Underpinnings of Mobile Opportunism.

6.1 Managing Complexity and Opportunities.

6.2 Technologies supporting Opportunism.

6.3 Design of Opportunistic Systems - Examples.

6.4 Relevant Standards.

6.5 Summary.

7 Design Patterns for Mobile Services.

7.1 Background.

7.2 Architectural patterns.

7.3 User Interface Design.

7.4 Distribution and Resource Management.

7.5 Event Notification.

7.6 Use Case: Voice-based Content Management.

7.7 Summary.

8 Advanced Services of Today and Tomorrow.

8.1 Emerging Mobile Application Areas.

8.2 Advanced and Emerging Mobile Technologies and Services.

8.3 Getting Personal - What it Takes and Why it’s Important.

8.4 Summary.

9 Concluding Remarks.