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To Wap or Not to Wap

By Ralph Tegtmeier

WAP: "Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an open, global
specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to
easily access and interact with information and services
instantly."

You can browse existing sites written in WML, the markup language
for WAP devices using WAP emulators such as those found at:

YourWap’s Wireless Companion
www.yourwap.com

WAP Toolkit
www.ericsson.com/developerszone

Nokia WAP Toolkit
www.forum.nokia.com/developers/wap

WinWAP Windows Based WML Browser
www.slobtrot.com/winwap

Wapalizer – WAP Browser Emulator
www.gelon.net

Also on Gelon’s resources site, read what you will need by way of
devices and applications to develop in www.gelon.net/dev
WML, the markup language for WAP devices.

For a quick-and-dirty online WAP site generator check out
WapDrive at www.wapdrive.net .

More WAP resources:

AllWap
www.allwap.com

Wapped
www.wapped.nl

Wap Service
www.wapservice.com

WebCab
www.webcab.de

WAPtastic
www.waptastic.com

AnywhereYouGo
www.anywhereyougo.com

Finally, here’s a list of WAP search engines. While it doesn’t
specifically mention WAP, TechWeb reports that Inktomi (the
world’s largest, albeit least PR credited, search engine) is
pushing into the wireless market with a vengeance at:
www.techweb.com. After both
Alltheweb/FAST and Google have now joined in the fray, expect
more major players to roll in soon.

wap.fast.no

wap.google.com

wapaw.com

www.waply.com

www.wapuseek.com

wapwarp.com

Last but not least, here’s a newly launched search engine portal
also featuring WAP engines – this one is updated frequently, so
you may wish to bookmark it: searchenginebase.com.

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