Mobile development Definitions

  • A

    access provider

    An access provider is any organization that arranges for an individual or an organization to have access to the Internet.

  • appliance computing

    Appliance computing is an Internet-based computing architecture where software applications reside on a Web server rather than on the end-user's workstation.

  • autoresponder

    An autoresponder is a computer program that automatically returns a prewritten message to anyone who submits e-mail to a particular Internet address, whether an individual or a Web site.

  • avatar

    In a UNIX environment, an avatar is special user who is given the authority to access all file directories and files under the root directory.

  • E

    e-ticket (electronic ticket)

    An e-ticket (electronic ticket) is a paperless electronic document used for ticketing passengers, particularly in the commercial airline industry.

  • F

    finger

    Finger is a program that tells you the name associated with an e-mail address.

  • I

    IAP (Internet access provider)

    An IAP (Internet access provider) is a company that provides individuals and other ISP companies access to the Internet.

  • ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)

    ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the private (non-government) non-profit corporation with responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions, the services previously performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

  • M

    mobile application development

    Mobile application development is the set of processes and procedures involved in writing software for small, wireless computing devices such as smartphones or tablets. Tests

  • mobile middleware

    Mobile middleware is software that connects disparate mobile applications, programs and systems.

  • mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)

    A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is a services provider in the mobile device industry that provides wireless communications services including voice and data to customers over a wireless network infrastructure owned by a third-party mobile network operator (MNO).

  • O

    OAuth

    OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open protocol for token-based authentication and authorization on the Internet. OAuth, which is pronounced "oh-auth," allows an end users’ account information to be used by third-party services, such as Facebook, without exposing the user's password.

  • S

    server space provider

    A server space provider is an individual, company, or organization that provides storage space on a server for Web pages, usually for a charge.

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