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Master of Science


Computer Science


Dr. Michael Bauer


Mobile applications have empowered and extended the usability of mobile devices far beyond merely supporting voice communication. The development of mobile applications, however, must deal with a variety of unique problems: limited working memory, limited storage, limited processing power, and small screen size. Mobile applications which rely on remote data sources and databases are particularly challenging given the need to transmit data through wireless media and often involve complex business logic. Our main goal is to improve the performance of mobile applications which rely on remote data sources and databases. In this research work, we compare different data transmission optimization techniques, different middleware approaches and identify combinations of approaches for improving performance of data transmission over wireless network. The results of this research provide useful guidelines for the development of mobile applications needing to connect to remote databases or data sources.