Symbian OS communications programming
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Communication lies at the heart of Symbian OS and the devices that use it. Symbian OS has a powerful and flexible communications architecture that addresses current state-of-the-art as well as future functionality. This rich environment gives developers access to important technologies such as wireless Bluetooth networks, TCP/IP networking, infrared data transport, email and SMS messaging, and WAP content. Symbian OS Communications Programming is a guide to the Symbian OS communications architecture. It provides developers with authoritative and practical information on the communications models and programming interfaces that are used by Symbian OS, along with illustrative and timely examples. SOCP covers all transport technologies supported by Symbian OS v6.1 including:serial and infrared communication, TCP/IP network support, Bluetooth, and telephony. Examples show how to take advantage of each technology. SOCP also provides coverage of content technologies, such as HTML and WAP, and includes an explanation of the Symbian OS messaging architecture. Examples demonstrate the sending and receiving of email and SMS messages and to show the client/server interaction involved in pushing and pulling content to and from servers. Advanced topic coverage includes the use of the Symbian OS communications database and a review of supported and future synchronization technologies such as SyncML. This guide is designed for developers who have experience of programming in C++ and are interested in taking advantage of the communications possibilities of Symbian OS. No prior experience with communications programming is assumed. Source code for all examples available for download from accompanying website.