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The technology landscape of wireless web

Gavalas, Damianos and Economou, Daphne (2007) The technology landscape of wireless web. International Journal of Mobile Communications, 5 (5). pp. 508-527. ISSN 1470-949X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMC.2007.013930

Abstract

The traditionally separate technologies of the internet and mobile computing have now started to converge, bringing promises for seamless wireless internet access through portable devices. This article represents a comprehensive review of the main technological, architectural, and business issues related to the current state-of-the-art wireless web technologies: Wireless Application Protocol, i-mode, and Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME). A brief review of relevant application development platforms and authoring tools is also included, covering Microsoft solutions with emphasis on the Microsoft .Net platform for the Mobile Web and the Macromedia Flash Lite. The article also presents a critical analysis of the main assets and weaknesses of these technologies as well as their current status and the trends that affects their market share and customer base in the foreseeable future.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wireless internet, mobile applications, mobile computing, wireless communications, web technologies, wireless networks, Wireless Application Protocol, WAP services, i-mode, Java 2 Micro Edition, J2ME, mobile web, web services, mobile communications
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:4370
Deposited On:05 Jul 2007
Last Modified:19 Oct 2009 15:23

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