Building Mobile Web Applications with .NET Mobile Web SDK & ASP.NET
by Srinivasa Sivakumar.S
These days mobile devices are part of our life style and most of us can’t live with out them. When these mobile devices are connected to the
Internet, the powers of the mobile devices are endless. We can deliver timely data to the user at any place and any time. Traditionally mobile
applications are developed using WML, WMLScript and WBMP with a server.
For dynamic WML applications, developers used ASP, JSP, PHP, etc. Still these applications serve WML on the fly. The Mobile Devices includes Cell Phones,
Two Way Pagers, Palm Pilots, Pocket PC’s and Auto PC’s. Few of these devices support WML, few support HTML and few support both WML and HTML.
If you want to satisfy all the mobile devices then you must build your application in both WML and limited HTML.
Recently, Microsoft introduced a revolutionary application development platform called the “.NET Framework”. This .NET framework includes ASP.NET
(next version of ASP) for Web development. ASP.NET-based Web development supports traditional Web clients such as IE and Netscape as well as
mobile clients such as Phone.com, Nokia Cell phones and Pocket PC’s. ASP.NET applications can be developed on any .NET enabled language
such as VB.NET (Next version of VB), JScript, Managed C++, C# (Pronounced as C Sharp), etc. In this article we’ll see how to develop
mobile applications using the .NET Mobile Web SDK, ASP.NET and VB.NET.
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