As I was working with wireless Internet websites, I realized that without having accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive profile information on mobile devices, mobile browsers, gateways, and wireless networks, I couldn’t design a user-friendly site that could optimally support myriads of mobile devices used by my customers. Industry standards such as CC/PP and XHTML Basic are a good start but they haven’t eliminated the need for this profile information.
Per Gartner Group, “by 2004, companies will have to support a minimum of 50 different mobile device profiles and 10 different wireless network interfaces at once…” Whether I use a transcoder product such as IBM WebSphere Transcoder Publisher or my own custom solution, having the profile information is a must.
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