Mobile Commerce and Wireless Computing Systems, 1st edition

  • Geoffrey Elliott
  • Geoffrey Elliott
  • Nigel Phillips
  • Nigel Phillips

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As content delivery over wireless devices becomes faster and more secure, it is thought that mobile commerce (m-commerce) will overtake tethered e-commerce as the medium of choice for digital commerce transactions. As well as the obvious effect on financial services (mobile banking), telecommunications, and retail and information services (such as video delivery of sports results) it is also likely to have a profound effect on the way a wide variety of businesses arrange for people to meet and interact.

This book explores the theory and practice of both the technical and business domains of m-commerce, particularly wireless networking and mobile commerce applications, as well as discussing the 'what, why and how' of m-commerce. The book starts by covering the theoretical underpinning of the subject, before going on to put the theory into practice, covering the technologies, approaches, applications and design issues.

Table of contents


  1. Mobile Commerce (M-commerce): definitions and context
  2. Commercial communications and networks
  3. Wireless protocols: context and usage
  4. Wireless programming for mobile devices: context and usage
  5. Operating systems: micro and macro devices
  6. Personal area and mobile networking
  7. Wireless applications: push and pull services and products
  8. Pervasive and embedded mobile systems
  9. Security in a mobile world
  10. Enabling the mobile workforce: extending enterprise applications

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Published by Pearson (September 11th 2003) - Copyright © 2003