Mobile computing software is used in portable computing devices such as laptops, notebook PCs, tablet PCs, palmtops, personal digital assistant (PDAs) and other hand held devices. The software allows users to perform all the functions that are possible in a standard desktop PC connected to a LAN(local area network) or WAN(wide area network) network.
It allows individual users to access the Internet, send and receive e-mails, and download electronic content. Users can work on windows word document, excel spreadsheets, and make audio/video presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. They can draw images and write text messages in devices that use touch sensitive screens and digital pens. It can also be used to download audio files such as mp3.
The software is also used in various hand held devices such as PDAs ( personal digital assistant) and pocket PCs. It is used to create business documents used by businesses worldwide. It allows manufacturer representatives to carry detailed price codes and other technical data in their pocket PCs. Healthcare professionals can use it to record patient details and lab results and transfer it to a main computer. Lawyers can use it to view codes or rules during the course of a trial. Finance professionals use it to view credit ratings and consult SEC (securities and exchange commission) regulations.
It is used in industrial mobile computing devices to help in production and inventory management. It is used in devices such as wireless bar code readers for recording each item that enters or goes out of the production house or warehouse.
A mobile computing software is designed to be used with a particular type of computing device. Users are recommended to check the compatibility of the software before making the purchase decision. They also have the option to download freeware from the Internet or order customized software to suit specific operational or professional needs.