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MAKING WAP COMPETE WITH WWW : An Approach To Bring Web Services To Mobile Platform With High Flexibility.

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TITLE : MAKING WAP COMPETE WITH WWW : An Approach To Bring Web Services To Mobile Platform With High Flexibility.



The Advancements in the field of Mobile Technologies has resulted in enabling different services that can be made available in Wireless Platform. The existing services that are available have many constraints which can be dealt with an importance in overcoming them. “A major problem facing these devices is that the web has been standardized for wired computers not wireless communication devices. Converting, maintaining, and interfacing the Web Sites and Web Applications for use with mobile devices is an important priority to allow the data and applications stored on the Internet to be available by any means, anytime and anywhere”[1].

The ability and resources that are available in existence can help us to bring some adaptable solutions to make the WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) compete with the nature of WWW (World Wide Web). These solutions can bring forward many improvements in the different services that are available in existence. The main deal in accomplishing the above goal is “how to accommodate small screens, how to make devices smarter, how to design faster input mechanisms, how to establish more reliable communications, etc. In ten

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3) Thirdly, I-mode can support a high amount of graphic on smaller displays while WAP, supporting hardly a small bmp standard (WBMP) is nowhere I-mode comparison. The proof of this is latest tie-up between NTT DoComo and SEGA to provide online gaming to wireless users. This is because I-mode uses packet based data network as compared to WAP’s circuit switched network.

4) An important point in WAP’s favor is the fact that it is an open standard while I-mode is still thought to be a proprietary Japanese standard


The  main aim of this project is to find the functionalities that are missing in an mobile web application when compared with an WWW application and bring out with an course work that can be implemented in WAP enabled mobile phones with more enhanced features that can make an mobile platform compete with WWW.

The objectives of the project can be summarized as follows :

  • To study in depth about the facilities that are available in WAP that can be implemented  for the improvements of the project.
  • To find the existing facilities that are available in the WAP applications.
  • To decide a solution to enhance the found functionalities and make it easy for navigation.
  • To implement the found enhancements to the mobile platform.
  • To test the interface using different devices for its functionality and performance.
  • Final valuation and presentation report.


The  main challenge for this proposal is to find the differences between the existing facilities available in the WAP applications and the web applications. Then to design a template to implement the ideas decided to be implemented and to indulge in the software engineering tasks and to proceed with testing the application tremendously and evaluating the total process and providing the report. There are some key challenges that are considered to be the context where to concentrate first and they are :

  • The existing mobile devices have very small screen size. So, bringing web applications to such a small screen size is a big task. More over the application should be developed in such a way that it is equally competing WWW.
  • The developed application must be having very good accessibility and very easy for navigation. With in few clicks the task should be accomplished.
  • The application must be very user friendly so that it makes the usage very easy.
  • The big task is that the application must be capable of adapting any type of mobile phones. Since there are minimal number of keys and its operations.
  • The developed application must be faster in performance so that the navigation will be faster.



The methodology that is going to be followed in developing this Application is summarized as follows. :

  • Discussing with IT professionals about the various Functionalities of WAP and the enhancements in the services needed.
  • Discussing about the feasibility of the project with various experts opinion and proceed with the implementation.
  • Developing a Design that will be more compatible for future application developments.
  • Developing interface using Microsoft .NET package (With License).
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License to Run Microsoft .NET into the system for the development of the application.Outside people is required for testing the developed application rigorously. And to find the disabilities in the project that can lead to Reengineering of the design.Different types of wireless devices to test the application depending upon the memory facilities, Keys,  Controls and other facilities.A constant connectivity  to the internet to get information updates then and there.


[1] Bringing Web Services to the Wireless Web

By, Robert Hartford

Advisor: Dr. Hala ElAarag

Available From : http://www.stetson.edu/artsci/mathcs/students/research/cs/cs498/2002/robert_hartford/final.pdf

[2] The Future of Mobile Device Research in HCI

Jacob O. Wobbrock

Human-Computer Interaction Institute

School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA


Available From : http://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~jacob/workshop/papers/wobbrock.pdf

[3] WAP: Now And Into The Future!

by Christoffer Andersson

Wireless Developer Network

Available From : http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/channels/wap/features/future_wap12.phtml

[4] A Brief History of WAP

Article By, Chris Bennett

Available From : http://www.samspublishing.com/articles/article.asp?p=23999&rl=1

[5] WAP Forum


[6] Enabling theMobile Workforce : Issues and Trends (February 2006)

Article By, Tech Republic Inc. www.techrepublic.com

Available From : http://wp.bitpipe.com/resource/org_937603713_268/Workforce_Mobility_Feb2006_In_Network.pdf?site_cd=pcpr

[7] Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and I-mode: An insight

Guided by: Prof.Kevin Ryan, Date: 04/07/2001

Submitted by: Amit Lakhani

SID # 157-06-6960

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.

Available From : http://www.isg.rhul.ac.uk/~pnai166/wap.pdf

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