Mobile Computing Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing mobile computing and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • A

    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.

  • Aruba's Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE)

    Aruba’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) is a network architecture that provides a unified process for wired, wireless and remote access for users on both company-owned and employee-owned devices.

  • Asia Cellular Satellite System (ACeS)

    Asia Cellular Satellite System(ACeS) is a combined cellular telephone and satellite wireless system from Ericsson that provides digital communication service to mobile phone and computer users in the Asia Pacific Region.

  • AT&T Toggle

    Toggle is an AT&T service that allows a smartphone owner to create separate personal and business environments on the same mobile device.

  • 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.

  • wireless access point

    A wireless access point (wireless AP) is a network device that transmits and receives data over a wireless local area network (WLAN). When a wireless device moves beyond the range of one AP, it is handed over to the next AP.

  • B

    battery

    A battery is an electrochemical cell (or enclosed and protected material) that can be charged electrically to provide a static potential for power or released electrical charge when needed.

  • BBM 2.0

    BBM 2.0 is an overhauled version of the BlackBerry Messenger application for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices, released in February 2014.

  • beaming

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

  • BitPim

    BitPim is a cross-platform, open source application for managing data on cell phones that use the CDMA mobile telephony protocol. BitPim can be used to back up data stored on a phone and synchronize contacts and calendars... (Continued)

  • BlackBerry

    The BlackBerry is a handheld device made by RIM (Research In Motion) that is widely used in the enterprise for its wireless email handling capability. (Continued...)

  • BlackBerry 10

    BlackBerry 10 is a mobile operating system from Research in Motion. BlackBerry 10 will be based on technology developed by QNX Software Systems, which RIM acquired in 2010.

  • BlackBerry Balance

    BlackBerry Balance is a feature of BlackBerry Enterprise Server that allows IT administrators to deploy, secure and remove specific applications and data on BlackBerry smartphones.

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES)

    BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) is a middleware program that allows BlackBerry devices to access corporate messaging and collaboration software such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise.

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