Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Lately we started testing a new WAP site that is going to serve our future Phone users. That's the reason I was curious to see what QTpedia has to add to Wikipedia's extensive article about WAP. When I entered only the word "WAP" to QTSaver the results were very disappointing, but looking for "WAP conference" ""WAP book" " WAP Gateway" "WAP device" and "WAP customers" brought a lot of good new information.

Conclusion: QTpedia will have to be much more sophisticated than I thought…

Maybe some of you are interested in a WAP/imode industry conference in London from 21-23 January 2002. Key speakers will be from KPN, Access, IBM, Vodafone, Sonera, Ericsson, Eurotechnology, and other important players. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2000/05/26/magazine/wap.html
"The real point about WAP is not that it's not very good," Psion's chief technology officer Charles Davies told the Ninth International World Wide Web conference last week in Amsterdam, "but that it's going to be in 100 million devices."
Most speakers at last week's NetMedia'2000 conference in London proclaimed WAP a temporary aberration that delivers substandard services. British and continental newspapers are full of stories about WAP phones that don't work and services that are difficult to use. Many commentators point out the simple fact that since you have a phone in your hand, most tasks are faster to perform by simply placing a voice telephone call than by using WAP.
Ask The Expert: WAP, WML, and WMLScript Developer, author, and noted speaker Wei Meng Lee kicks off our WAP "Ask The Expert" column by answering questions commonly asked by developers new to WAP.
Editorial Reviews Amazon.comWireless Application Protocol (WAP) and its related technologies are emerging as the standard way of creating network-wise software for wireless computing devices, such as mobile telephones. Wrox Press's crack team of programmer-writers have put together a winner in Professional WAP. To a greater extent than any other WAP book on the market, this volume shows its readers how to do real work by using WAP, Wireless Markup Language (WML), WMLScript, and various toolkits and servers that ease wireless application development. Best of all, the authors realize that most folks working as WAP developers have Web roots; they explain their subjects in terms that anyone with a bit of HTML and Web-scripting (JavaScript or VBScript) background should be able to follow easily.
Aside from the overview sections that explain WAP technologies in broad terms, this book focuses on code. Readers see software literally "develop" through the course of each chapter, as the authors start out with a relatively simple illustration and build on it, adding features and demonstrating capabilities as they go along.
In addition to tackling the wireless Web's software development challenges, Rischpater examines equally important but often overlooked issues such as user interface design and optimizing wireless sites for presentation on today's screen phones. Download DescriptionWireless Web Development with PHP and WAP is a brilliant complement to Rischpater's first textbook, Wireless Web Development (Apress, 2000), melding those languages used to communicate over the wireless Web with one of the most powerful Web languages to date: PHP. Rischpater delves into those issues not only most relevant, but also mystifying, to the beginning and intermediate wireless application developer, using concise and practical examples to ensure that the reader can quickly begin using the knowledge gleaned from his book.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This is an intermediate-level guide to building WAP applications. This book details the WAP Forum, mobile devices, and what makes a good WAP application. Using real world examples, this book examines the WAP standards, focusing on those essential to building working WAP applications. It outlines the critical success factors in designing WAP applications and helps the reader select the right architecture for his or her WAP project. Complete tutorials on WML (the HTML of wireless web), WMLScript, and Push technology are combined with the many examples to make Practical Wap ideal for software developers, architects, and managers.
This book contains basic information necessary for WAP development as well as the first professional GUI tool for building WAP applications. It presents a proven methodology for building WAP applications and includes two of the major SDKs will allow the readers to test applications in the environment where they will be used.
The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is the key force turning mass market wireless phones into Internet companions. These lightweight, inexpensive smart phones are well equipped for high-quality voice communication, modest-bandwidth (9-14 Kbps) data communication, seamless Internet connectivity, and access to Internet services via built-in WAP microbrowsers. Written with the creators of WAP, this book/CD-ROM package will guide you through the process of creating software for WAP-enabled cell phones and handheld devices.
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a global, open standard that gives mobile users access to Internet services through handheld devices. WAP Gateway, proves to be the perfect answer to the growing demand for wireless mobile services across the world.
The WAP Gateway acts as a bridge between the Internet world and the mobile world and offers services such as end-user authentication, encoding of WML pages, and WML script compiling. WAP uses the underlying web structure to render more efficient communication between content providers and mobile devices.
An important feature of WAP is the support of telephony service integrated with microbrowsing of data. aveAccess WAP Gateway acts as a proxy between the wireless network and the Internet while encoding WAP data into byte code so as to conserve bandwidth.
Kannel is an open source WAP gateway. It attempts to provide this essential part of the WAP infrastructure freely to everyone so that the market potential for WAP services, both from wireless operators and specialized service providers, will be realized as efficiently as possible.
Kannel also works as an SMS gateway for GSM networks. Almost all GSM phones can send and receive SMS messages, so this is a way to serve many more clients than just those using a new WAP phone.
By using a semantically equivalent, but binary and compressed format it is possible to reduce the protocol overhead to a few bytes per request, instead of up to hundreds of bytes. Thus, WAP defines a new protocol stack to be used. However, to make things simpler also for the people actually implementing the services, WAP introduces a gateway between the phones and the servers providing content to the phones.
The WAP gateway talks to the phone using the WAP protocol stack, and translates the requests it receives to normal HTTP. Thus, the content providers can use any HTTP servers, and can utilize existing know-how about HTTP service implementation and administration.
Welcome to the Public WAP gateway WAPTUNNEL.
Subject to the warning notice below, you are welcome to use this free version of our public gateway with your WAP phone or emulator to:
To configure your phone or emulator to work with waptunnel, simply type in this WAP gateway address:
The WAP Gateway is a very unique product providing semi-automatic redirection of HTML documents to WAP compatible mobile phones.
The picture below shows the new Nokia 7110 mobile phone accessing Yahoo. COM with the help of the WAP Gateway.
SSi WAP Gateway Products Most Popular and Widely Used WAP Servers
A WAP Gateway is a server through which all wireless (WAP) data is transferred from wireless devices (using WAP requests) to content sites (in WML format) and back again. A WAP Gateway is a server that typically resides within the wireless carrier's network but may also reside within a corporate business environment.
Scalable - The Infinite WAP Gateway supports over 5,000 concurrent sessions and can be configured in server clusters to support thousands more user sessions. Infinite WAP Gateways have been deployed in numerous commercial sites around the world.
TTemulator is a web based WAP emulator which acts like a real WAP device. It gives you the possibility to browse WAP sites and see how they look like on a real phone.
TTemulator reads a WAP site page, converts it to HTML format and sends it back to the browser. This way you are able to browse WAP sites with your browser without having to buy a real WAP device.
SINGAPORE, 5 July 2000 MobileOne (M1) and Cable & Wireless HKT announced today that the two companies jointly launch the worlds first WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) roaming service. It enables customers of the two companies to access the same WAP portal service whether they are in Singapore or Hong Kong.
With the WAP roaming service, M1s WAP customers traveling in Hong Kong can enjoy Mi World, M1s wireless portal. They can also log onto the Cable & Wireless HKT mobile network to enjoy its wireless portal service i.
Setting up a WAP phone is tough for any user, including your customers or staff. iTouch's iConfigure service simplifies the configuration of WAP phones.
Using iConfigure you can send a special SMS message (OTA - Over The Air settings) to a WAP phone. You can even allow customers or staff to auto-help themselves and send the WAP OTA SMS from your Website. On receiving the OTA SMS the WAP phone will automatically be configured to the settings you dictate.
"Our partners will enable us to bring richer content and services to Vodafone's Interactive and WAP customers," commented Paul Donovan, Vodafone's Commercial and Marketing Director. "This is the beginning of a major shift in internet access from the fixed PC to the mobile phone in our customers' pockets. With the advent of m- commerce later this year customers will have a shopping centre at their fingertips." To make WAP services as easy to use as possible, and similar to regular web browsing, the Vodafone WAP Directory provides a direct click through from WAP mobile devices to any of the sites listed.

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