The majority of people worldwide are leaning towards personal mobile application and the organizations also. In addition, Dr. Doua’ A. Nassar is an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Computer and Information Science at princess Nora University, she was the first speaker in getting mobile seminar for the DCIE module. She mentioned the overview of mobile commerce and the attribute and benefit of E-commerce and ISO versus Android and how to develop an app from the IT Perspective.


Overview of Mobile commerce

Mobile commerce includes any smart device and it is spreading because of the low prices but there are two challenges of mobile commerce first the security (privacy) and the usability such as the capacity of the information are little in compared to personal computers.


There are many attributes:

Difficulty: easy to use for everyone anywhere and anytime.

Personalization: the mobile is used by one person. However, the personal computer is used by many users.

Localization: that they can locate any person so they can target advertisement for anyone based on their location.

Could on mobile commerce

The cloud-based application is spreading rapidly and it is because its capacity of storing information. It leads to loyal satisfied customers.

The benefit of the mobile commerce

Organization: Access more people.

Customers: ease to target their audience.

IOS or Android



Android is more affordable.


Apple is the most appropriate interface.


Android have more than 2 million application.


Android is easiest to install.

 Battery life

Android is the one with the longer battery life.


Android can be customized easily.

 Application update

Apple is better with an update.


Android is owned by google so does google maps.


IOS is more secure.


IOS is the simplest.

How can we choose

 Android is the number one worldwide but some expert said that IOS is the winner because when you start your E-commerce you need security and simplicity and that what IOS is offering.

How can you start your mobile commerce

1-Know your target.

2-what is the problem your app will solve.

3- Identify your need, what is your functional requirement and nonfunctional requirement.

Functional Requirement and Nonfunctional requirement

 It means what are the services that should be in the system, you do it by gathering information. in the end, you will have a better idea about what you are doing.



not only the look of it but design how every service that your providing will function and how will you will organize it.


programs used, Java for android and objective c for ISO.

Publishing and price

App store

Price: 99.99 USD.

Publish time: two weeks if you’re in hurry.

Google play:

Price: 49.99 USD.

Publish time: two hours if you’re in hurry.

Finally, what I learned is the need of E-commerce and what surprised me the most was that Android is more spread than IOS. Furthermore, I liked Dr. Doua’ A. Nassar energy she was inspiring and her ability to make me focus and understand what she was saying. Her presentation was clear and ease to understand.

Click here to see the advantages and disadvantages of E-commerce

imgres-1.jpg  Future of Mobile Commerce:

The second speaker Mr. Colm Dwayer The Head of Microsoft Ireland talked about windows 10 and two devisees Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and how Lumia will replace personal computers and that was the plan of Nokia coming back to the market and to gain their customer back. In addition, Mobile Phones will be the next trend and the mobile market is starting.

What I learned from Mr. Colm Dwaye, that the generation shifting towards a more mobile world and every company should acknowledge that and start working on achieving it to gain more customer satisfaction. Mr. Colm Dwaye gave an example and a demonstration and how the technology works and that was what I liked the most about his presentation.

here is the Impact of M-Commerce on Saudi Banks

In the end, the seminar was very exciting and all speakers were interesting and I learned the importance of E-commerce and M-commerce and how they raise the customer satisfaction.



1- The Balance. (2016). Is Ecommerce Right for Your Business? 36 Pros and Cons. [online] Available at: https://www.thebalance.com/ecommerce-pros-and-cons-1141609 [Accessed 31 Dec. 2016].

2-Anon, (2016). The Impacts of M-Commerce on Saudi Banks. [online] Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wafi_Albalawi/publication/301241333_The_Impacts_of_M-Commerce_on_Saudi_Banks/links/574ffc8d08aef199238f02e2.pdf?origin=publication_list [Accessed 31 Dec. 2016].