Mobile application development requires many techniques unfamiliar to the general PC developer due to the limitations presented by the mobile platforms. Unlike the PC environment where hardware capabilities can easily be upgraded to accommodate more complex applications, in the mobile environment the onus is on the ability of the developer to produce optimized software with minimal overhead to outcome the desired results. In this paper we define generic paradigms relating to memory and code optimizations for Symbian C++ applications on mobile phones. We illustrate through testing, on an actual device, the advantages that these techniques can produce and their importance for mobile application developers
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