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Practical WAP : developing applications for the wireless Web
Bennett, Chris, 1965-
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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xix, 424 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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The marriage of mobile communications with Internet technologies opens up the Web to a vastly expanded audience. New types of applications that take advantage of user location, provide time-critical information, and offer personalized content are now possible. WAP, the Wireless Application Protocol, provides the technology to build this wireless Web. You will learn about the WAP Forum, mobile devices, and what makes a good WAP application. This book shows you around the WAP standards, explaining which ones you really need to build WAP applications. It guides you through the critical success factors in designing WAP applications and helps you choose the right architecture for your WAP project Tutorials on WML (the HTML of wireless web) WMLScript, and Push technology are combined with real world examples to make Practical WAP ideal for software developers, architects, and managers.

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Library Journal Review

Patrons have no doubt been asking questions about wireless application protocol (WAP)Dthe technologies that make palm pilots, cell phones, instant messaging, and voice synthesis possible. WAP is the emerging transport mechanism for computing and communication, and the answers to several of those queries can be found here. With a good mixture of theory and practice, Bennett, a veteran software developer, covers the whole range of WAP technologies, emphasizing authoring applications. Recommended for larger public and university libraries that support computer science programs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Part I A WAP Primer
1 Introduction
2 Technical overview
3 Applications
4 Tools
Part II The WAP Development Standards
5 Wireless Markup Language
6 Wireless Markup Language - beyond the basics
7 WMLScript
8 Push applications
Part III WAP in Practice
9 Design factors
10 Architectures
11 Usability and testing
12 Application development case study
13 Future of WAP
Appendix A WML 1.3 Reference
Appendix B Source code