An Analysis of Security and Performance Concerns in Mobile Web Application Development: Challenges and Open Issues


  • Douglas Kunda Mulungushi University
  • Mumbi Chishimba Mulungushi University
  • Mwenge Mulenga Mulungushi University
  • Victoria Chama Mulungushi University



The paper focuses on security and performance concerns in mobile web development. The approach used in the study involved surveying journal publications to identify security and performance concerns. The paper highlights some of the contemporary issues currently being faced by application developers as they create, update and maintain mobile web applications including Cross-Site Scripting, Cookie hijacking/theft, location hijacking, history theft, behaviour analysis, session hijacking, API design, security and the type of web server used considered.

Author Biography

Douglas Kunda, Mulungushi University

Dr Douglas Kunda is currently working as Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology at Mulungushi University in Kabwe, one of the public Universities in Zambia. He is a Fellow Member and Past President of the Information and Communication Technology Society of Zambia (ICTSZ). Dr Kunda is a Member of Association for Computing Machinery 
(ACM). He worked as the Project Manager for the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), a large ICT project for Government of the Republic of Zambia. He is a holder of Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of York, United Kingdom. Dr Kunda has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Communication 
Technology (ICT) development and implementation; Software Engineering and Project Management including project/programme design, implementation and review of large ICT projects and multi-donor  programmes. Dr Kunda has presented more than 20 papers at International Conference and published 20 papers in peer reviewed journals. 




How to Cite

Kunda, D., Chishimba, M., Mulenga, M., & Chama, V. (2017). An Analysis of Security and Performance Concerns in Mobile Web Application Development: Challenges and Open Issues. International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES), 5(3), pp. 26–40.