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Practical WAP

Practical WAP
Developing Applications for the Wireless Web

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Part of Breakthroughs in Application Development

  • Date Published: May 2001
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521005616

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  • This is an intermediate-level guide to building WAP applications. The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) provides the technological framework for combining mobile communications with Internet technologies. WAP opens up the Web to a vastly expanded audience, allowing new types of applications to take advantage of user location, provide time-critical information, and offer personalized content. 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.

    • Contains real-world examples and detailed architectural discussions
    • Completely original material
    • Features tutorials on WML, WMLScript, IMAGE, and other relevant wireless application technologies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Practical WAP is the first book you should but on the Wireless Application Protocol. Bennett has provided an excellent and current guidebook to the complex and shifting landscape of WAP standards. It is concise. timely and Pragmatic.' K. Scott Morrison, Infowave Software Inc.

    'Good resource book. Everything you need to get set up and writing WAP apps.' Edward O'Leary Director, Network Strategy, Rogers Wireless

    '… the book as a whole is most relevant to designers, system architects and others of a more technical bent getting into WAP. This audience should find the book both useful and enlightening.' Steve Goodwin, Computing and Control Engineering Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521005616
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • 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

  • Author

    Chris Bennett, Unisys Canada Inc.

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