Best practices for mobile Web application development
Source: Peter V. Mikhalenko
Because of the widespread use of World Wide Web technologies over the Internet, a variety of content and services are now easily accessible from desktop and notebook computing platforms. Web technologies have the potential to play the same role for mobile devices. However, the mobile Internet today suffers from many problems that make the Web unattractive for most subscribers. The intention of the Mobile Web Initiative is to make Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy and convenient as Web access from a desktop device. This document examines best practices for delivering Web content to mobile devices under guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium. Are you developing Web applications and services for mobile devices? What problems have you encountered? What is your assessment of the mobile device market; should all developers be creating apps for this platform?
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