These days mobile devices are part of our life style and most of us can’t live with out them. When these mobile devices are connected to the Internet, the powers of the mobile devices are endless. We can deliver timely data to the user at any place and any time. Traditionally mobile applications are developed using WML, WMLScript and WBMP with a server.
For dynamic WML applications, developers used ASP, JSP, PHP, etc. Still these applications serve WML on the fly. The Mobile Devices includes Cell Phones, Two Way Pagers, Palm Pilots, Pocket PC’s and Auto PC’s. Few of these devices support WML, few support HTML and few support both WML and HTML. If you want to satisfy all the mobile devices then you must build your application in both WML and limited HTML.
From when to choose mobile Web services to the overall design guidelines to the value types to use in mobile Web services, this article addresses many of the design considerations you need to ponder when developing Web services for mobile devices. It also covers many of the best practices for designing mobile Web services. Learn how to decide when to use Web services, what things to consider when you design Web services, and what to keep in mind when planning mobile Web services.
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