Mobile and Distributed Applications

Learn about the working of mobile and distributed applications.

Mobile applications

When we talk about a mobile application, we usually mean a program that is designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone. These devices have some special characteristics that we need to consider when writing an application.

First, their screen is smaller than a computer monitor. The screen can also be rotated into landscape or portrait orientation. We’ll also use the touchscreen of the device for input. The mobile application might also use other features of the device, such as using the GPS, sending text messages, or sensing the movement of the device using its accelerometer. These are things we usually can’t do if an application runs on a normal computer.

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