Mobile cloud computing is defined as a combination between mobile network and cloud computing, providing optimal services for mobile users.
In mobile cloud computing, mobile devices do not need a powerful configuration since all the data and complicated computing modules can be processed in the clouds.
Applications are run on a remote server and then sent to the user. Because of the advanced improvement in mobile browsers thanks to Apple and Google over the past couple of years, nearly every mobile should have a suitable browser. This means developers will have a much wider market and they can bypass the restrictions created by mobile operating systems.
.Mobile applications are a rapidly developing segment of the global mobile market. They consist of software that runs on a mobile device and perform certain tasks for the user of the mobile phone.
The global mobile application market is expected to be worth $24.4 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 64% from 2009 to 2015. Apple is a typical example for the explosion of mobile applications. Apple with more than 4 billion downloads to date commanded more than 90% of the application market share in 2009.
The success of Apple’s App Store has not only established the scalability of mobile applications, but has also shown that the best of these offer the potential to generate enormous revenues.