Date Added: Jul 2011
Mobile applications mostly require multimedia data from a server through the mobile network. To update multimedia data in the application with new data in the server, push mechanism is usually used. Push frameworks provide simple mechanism that a server can notify mobile applications to contact the server to fetch new data on a server. Developers who want to use these frameworks should implement a push gateway which interconnects with the push framework. This paper designs a new multimedia push framework to integrate diverse existing push messaging gateways and to provide a store-and-forward function for mobile applications. By integrating the gateways, the server side developers do not have to implement many kinds of gateway functions.