I am new to this forum But not to wireless applications.
I started playing with wireless in 1999.
At the time every one was debating on the future of wireless and its/our place within the industry. Wap was argued to death, But Wap is a name for a protocal NOT a Language. WML might be history but WAP imho is not.
I have developed wml sites for 3 years and they are not advertised and never have been except for 1 list. The one foot fetish site had 3000 visits, this is remarkable and says alot to me that people do and will look at sites on these devices. But how to market our services and sites to these people is the BIG Question imo.
Now, there are payment gateways and credit systems that are in place, a big market of consumers looking for a place to call home and gather the daily needs that these devices are able to provide when away from the pc. But HOW do we find these people and how do we get them loyal to our portals of info and services?
How will we design our services and sites to be capable of being veiwed in ALL browsers? WML NO, HTML NO, I think and so does W3C that the answer is XHTML. We need to learn XML and a scripting language JAVA,ASP,PHP etc. This is how to gather an audience of loyal surfers, is to stay ahead of what the competition be deliver, and provide FAST ACCURATE SERVICE and INFORMATION. Google became popular because of its no nonsence scaled down version of a SE that delivered results FAST and as Accurate as they could possibly get.
The surfer did and does want that. We need to look at our developing for this market in the same manner.
Any how sorry for the ramble I just LOVE this subject and My Place within this industry about to EXPLODE!