In the field of biometrics, minutiae refer to certain small features of a fingerprint image. In certain security settings, computers may use small elements of a fingerprint shape to identify an individual for access.
Mobile cloud computing is an technique or model in which mobile applications are built, powered and hosted using cloud computing technology.
A mobile cloud approach enables developers to build applications designed specifically for mobile users without being bound by the mobile operating system and the computing or memory capacity of the smartphone. Mobile cloud computing centered are generally accessed via a mobile browser from a remote webserver, typically without the need for installing a client application on the recipient phone.
This concept is also sometimes referred to as MoClo, a combination of MObile CLOud.
Think of moble cloud computing as a mashup of mobile development and cloud computing. It provides a mobile user a feature-rich application delivered over the Internet and powered by cloud-backed infrastructure.
Most applications built for smartphones requires intensive computing power and software platform support for application execution. Many low-end but browser-enabled mobile phones are unable to support such applications. With the advent in mobile cloud computing, the resources in terms of computing, storage and platfrom support required to execute these applications are available through the cloud and, in theory, a greater number of devices can be supported. It's important to emphasize the "in theory" aspect of the mobile cloud. While there is much potential, development in this area is still in its infancy.
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