Mobile application patterns are different from web application patterns. There are a consistent, discrete set of differences in how they access cloud services. There are consistent reasons why they’re favored over websites as well, primarily based on implicit intent and purposive computing experience, but that’s a subject for a future blog entry.
For now, let’s assume that like web applications, mobile applications use HTTP to access their services, but unlike old-school web applications, they use REST and SOAP as the basis of their service protocols.
Difference 1: Bandwidth is expensive
Bandwidth always costs two...
Mary Meeker’s Web 2.0 presentation made a strong case for the imminent boom on the mobile internet. Some statistics that caught my attention:
· Mobile internet users will exceed 500M human beings in early 2010
· The mobile consumer device market will exceed 10B in the next 5 years
· The current iPhone + iTouch user base is larger than Netscape’s base in 1999
· More than 20% of the world will be on 3G networks by the close of 2010
This is a serious change in how people are using the Internet. ...
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