IS 444 Wireless Application Development

3 credits

Develop hands-on experience in the design of wireless applications using Microsoft's .NET Compact Framework and the Mobile Internet Toolkit development environment for mobile applications. Using the Mobile Internet Toolkit, the student will be able to create applications that work with nearly any mobile device, including Blackberry, Palm, PocketPC, and Cell phones. The course will cover the range of wireless devices, services, and standards; the wireless application protocol (WAP) for standard screen controls; strengths and limitations of hand held operating systems from Palm OS and Windows CE to Symbian; content display and synchronization techniques; the use of Web Markup Language (WML) to improve content and navigation; Bluetooth applications; Web Services for wireless devices; and XML processing. Students will create several gaming applications for handhelds to gain experience for a final business application.

Prerequisite(s): IS 345