To WAP or Not to WAP

    May 19, 2004

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.”

If you want to check existing WML pages in your tread-of-the-mill web browser, you will probably like these WAP emulators and browsers:

YourWap’s Wireless Companion

Ericsson WAP Toolkit

Nokia WAP Toolkit

WinWAP Windows Based WML Browser


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

More on WAP is available here:

For a quick-an-dirty online WAP site generator check out:

More WAP resources: AllWap/Wapped

Wap Service



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: After both Alltheweb/FAST and Google have now joined in the fray, expect more major players to roll in soon.







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:

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