Mobile learning has great potential as an educational tool, and it will be around for the long haul, but building platforms and apps isn't as easy as you might think.
Security is a natural concern for agencies building mobile applications. Here are a few important points to keep in mind.
Raytheon releases a suite of tools for smart phones and other devices that combines voice communications, maps, GPS tracking and image and video sharing.
A radio-to-IP system brings smart phones into public safety networks but it's no replacement for traditional land mobile radios, users in Mobile County, Ala., say.
Agencies deciding on whether to provide mobile services via an on-device app or a Web app might want to consider the advantages of combining the two.
The Commercial Mobile Alert System, designed to alert people in targeted areas of serious emergencies and pending disasters, got the message out, but only to users with the right phones.
Paraben's Device Seizure 6 can break passwords, track where a phone has been and map the complete file system, including deleted data.
The growth of IT services across the enterprise makes identifying users complex, but three government efforts aim to standardize and simplify access control.
Greater functionality for smart phones can mean bigger security concerns, but their new capabilities could also be used to protect them.
Even smart phones have their limits, but developers are finding ways to build sophisticated sensors than can connect to phones and expand mobile networks.
Agencies see a lot of potential in using sensor networks made up of smart phones for any number of military and civilian uses.
The SAIFE Sentry X1 puts FIPS 140-2 and NSA encryption into an ultra-rugged casing.