Modern Ways of Providing Web Applications to Mobile Devices

Nowadays, mobile devices have become an important part in our daily life. If these mobile devices are provided with Internet facility, it will be very useful in many different ways. Important data can be sent to our clients at the right time without any interruptions. Many improvements were made using WML, WMLScript and WBMP using a server.

The term mobile device refers to many different devices such as mobile Phones, Pagers, Palm Pilots, Pocket PC’s and Auto PC’s etc. Some of these devices are provided with WML, and some are provided with HTML and some are provided with both WML and HTML. Microsoft company invented “.NET Framework”. It is an advanced improved application program. It consists of ASP.NET for net development. IE, Netscape,, Nokia Cell phones and Pocket PC’s are some of the customers who uses ASP.NET net developments. ASP.NET applications can be supported by any of the.NET supported languages including VB.NET, JScript, Managed C++, C#, etc.

Cookies are essential in storing small and simple data in a personal way and is also very safe to use the automatic sign in ability. It is therefore useful to develop cookie support in mobile devices also.

The screen resolution and dimensions of the mobile devices are some of the common features to consider for web providers of mobile devices to provide proper facilities to their customers. There are different constraints in a low-end mobile device such as resolution of the screen and restricted access to produce XHTML documents. All the web browsers that are used in a desktop PC can be used in high quality mobile devices also. The speed of mobile devices cannot be as fast as normal broadband Internet speeds.

Mobile web service providers should consider what type of customers they are going to serve and what their customers will be doing for providing the best mobile web site service. Google has researched a lot on how to provide the best web site service for the mobile users. Advertisers think that using mobile web is a very effective way to reach their customers. It has been estimated in 2007 that about 2.2 billion dollars was invested in mobile web advertising. Also, researches conducted reveal that many people have started making purchases based on the mobile web advertisements.

There are also many disadvantages in using a mobile web application. Some of those include the small screen size, lack of windows, navigation issues, lack of JavaScript and cookies, kinds of accessible pages, speed, broken pages, compressed pages, size of messages, cost, location of mobile user, circumstance in which the advertisements reach its customers, etc. There are many modern smartphones introduced including the iPhone and some using the Android operating system, which can overcome most of these disadvantages.

The development of mobile web application has made many hospitals to improve their mobile phone isolated areas. A study conducted by Erik van Lieshout and colleagues revealed that the GPRS facility used in mobile phones can cause an effect on devices, which are situated three meters away.

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