In the last couple of years smartphones had become an essential part of our daily routine. The fast improvement of the mobile communication networks allows the end users to access more and more complex services. With the benefits of high speed communication in hand, the number of enterprise mobile applications are growing in increased pace. In enterprise context, the information security has an important role, which is seriously taken into consideration, during the development process of a mobile application.
In my dissertation I discuss the role of private smartphones in enterprise environment, covering their benefits and disadvantages. I explain how to create a feasible solution, which allows secure communication between mobile handsets, through the end-to-end development of an Android application.
This application allows the tracking of a car fleet, belonging to a company. The employees can build up their own relationship network, allowing the partners to share their location with each other. The actual position of an employee is considered as sensitive data, and the application makes sure that this information is communicated securely.