Application development Definitions

  • A

    app refactoring (application refactoring)

    restructuring existing computer code / reformatting and optimizing desktop apps for mobile / improving software coding and design without changing its intended functions.

  • app wrapping (application wrapping)

    App wrapping is the process of applying a management layer to a mobile app without requiring any changes to the underlying application.

  • application sandboxing

    Application sandboxing, also called application containerization, is an approach to software development and mobile application management (MAM) that limits the environments in which certain code can execute.

  • automated speech recognition (ASR)

    Automated speech recognition (ASR) is a technology that allows users of information systems to speak entries rather than punching numbers on a keypad.

  • AWS Device Farm

    AWS Device Farm is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) mobile app testing service for Android or Fire OS-based devices.

  • B

    beaming

    In infrared transmission, beaming is the communication of data between wireless devices using a beam of infrared light.

  • BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless)

    BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless) is Qualcomm's open source application development platform for wireless devices equipped for code division multiple access (CDMA) technology.

  • C

    cam

    A cam, homecam, or Webcam is a video camera, usually attached directly to a computer, whose current or latest image is requestable from a Web site.

  • captive portal

    A captive portal is a Web page that the user of a public-access network is obliged to view and interact with before access is granted. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hot spots for Internet users.

  • Compact HTML (CHTML)

    Compact HTML (CHTML or cHTML) is a subset of standard Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) adapted for use with small computing devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), cellular phones, and smartphones.

  • cross-platform mobile development

    Cross-platform mobile development is the creation of apps that are compatible with multiple mobile operating systems.

  • G

    gamer

    A gamer is a devoted player of electronic games, especially on machines especially designed for such games and, in a more recent trend, over the Internet.

  • geolocation

    Geolocation is the detection of the physical location of an Internet connected computing device. As a noun, geolocation refers to the physical location itself; as a verb, the term refers to the process of detecting that location.

  • H

    hybrid mobile app dev

    Hybrid mobile app development is an approach to programming for mobile devices that combines the strengths of native programming and HTML5 mobile app development.

  • M

    m-commerce (mobile commerce)

    M-commerce (mobile commerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services through wireless handheld devices such as cellular telephone and personal digital assistants (PDAs).

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