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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference) by Mark Sutton, Rory MacLoed, Robert Burbidge, Stephen Wheelwright, Andy Wigley

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Unique Challenges Facing Mobile Developers

The .NET Compact Framework opens up mobile development to many more developers than before, by virtue of its consistent programming model with developing for the desktop. However, there remain unique design considerations requiring special skills of mobile developers and designers.

Get Data to Your Device

Handheld devices such as Pocket PCs offer Personal Information Management synchronization facilities that give you mobile access to e-mail, contacts, and appointments. Useful though that is, it’s not very interesting. Nor is a disconnected handheld device very interesting! Where they become interesting, particularly to developers, is when you get data to the device and make use of that data in mobile applications. ...

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