Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
The mobile revolution is here to stay, and today most people have (at least) one cell phone at home. Some even a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)as a complement for the simpler tasks at the office, e.g sending e-mail, word processing, browsing the Internet etc. Many business have also given the employees the opportunity to do some of the business tasks inbetweeen customer visits with the help from a cell phone or PDA.
Despite all this, the so called Internet connected mobile revolution is often mentioned as a big failure. Maybe because the people in general tended not to use the new technology as much as the companies predicted. This could be because they still haven't learned how it works, or just don't seem to have the need for services provided.
After a couple of failures in the development process, almost every cell phone has support for mobile Internet today. Instead the responsibility lies on the content providers and cell phone operators. The users are going to need killer applications, e.g. services as e-mail, chat, time tables, services they feel they can't be without. How is a service like this created then? And what kind of obstacles lies in the way of making this service available for everyone that uses a cell phone - not only the technical ones? What kind of responsibility do the operators have?
To change from the Internet based platform to the mobile platform could contain some difficult tasks. Even if some technical issues occured during the project, the main challenge is not the technical one. In fact, the technical issues should not be a problem for companies already working with Internet technology.
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