The Nexus Effect: Mobile Computing Alters Established Architecture Models


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Application architects must adapt to the mobile era in multiple ways. Three of the most important aspects that impact mobile development teams engaged in application architectures are client-side storage, multiplicity of sensors and hybrid (wrapped) architectures.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Mobile applications require varying degrees of support for offline scenarios, ranging from storing small amounts of client-side data to complex distributed processing architecture with device-to-server replication and synchronization
    • The multiplicity of sensors in mobile devices increases the variety, velocity and volume of data flowing from client to server, and introduces new computational requirements
    • Hybrid (i.e., native plus Web) app architectures occupy the middle ground in the "reach versus rich" spectrum, primarily on the client side, but also with server-side implications
  • Recommended Reading
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