Wireless Application Protocol
The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), originally developed
by the WAP
Forum and currently managed by the OMA is an open, global specification that empowers mobile
users with wireless devices to easily access and interact
with information and services instantly.
Developing using WAP & xHTML ensures mobile data services interoperability
across devices, geographies, service providers, operators, and networks, while allowing
businesses to compete through innovation and
At WiCoRe we have the capability of building powerful WAP based applications using a variety of backend application development tools,
middleware and databases, to make your business be at the forefront of new technology.
Because of fundamental limitations of power, available
spectrum, and mobility, wireless data networks tend to
have - Less bandwidth, More latency, Less connection stability,
and Less predictable availability. WAP was developed keeping
those requirements in mind, with an intention to overcome
The purpose of WAP 2.0 and XHTML
The first version of. WAP 2.0 was released in 2001. It has adopted XHTML Basic as the base for its mark-up language.
XHTML, developed by the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is the language that will be used to create all content,
regardless of whether it is intended for the fixed Internet or the mobile phone world.
WAP means freedom to the end user
WAP offers an easy-to-use and highly portable communications and information tool.
Devices using WAP-based micro-browsers can access an array of innovative,
value-added services, which are rapidly coming to market. By narrowing the gap between wired and wireless content,
XHTML greatly accelerates the pace at which services can be created and improves the usability of wireless services for consumers.
Devices that use WAP
Handheld digital wireless devices such as mobile phones, pagers, two-way radios, smartphones
and communicators -- from low-end to high-end.
For a detailed list of devices that are WAP capable, please click
Wireless networks that work with WAP
WAP is designed to work with most wireless networks such
as CDPD, CDMA - (1xEVDO, 2xEVDO, etc), GSM - (GPRS, EDGE),
PDC, PHS, TDMA, FLEX, ReFLEX, iDEN, TETRA, DECT, DataTAC,
Operating systems that are compatible with WAP
WAP is a communications protocol and application environment. It can be built on any operating
system including Palm-OS, EPOC, Windows CE, FLEXOS, OS/9, Java-OS etc. It provides service
interoperability even between different device families.
Click here to find out
how you or your company can use this.