A US software company claims it has developed a way of enabling websites to deliver content to mobile devices and bypass the need to use the Wap standard.
ThinkersGroup said its ThinkMotion application programming interface translates HTML-based content to wireless devices with no site mapping, XML or content redesign required.
The software, which is based on customers' web servers or hosted by ThinkersGroup, translates existing web content in real-time for mobile devices. It converts standard text-based content, and ThinkersGroup said it is developing support for animated sites and video streaming in future versions.
"At the moment developers need to configure separate Wap sites to bring content to wireless devices, but we allow companies to leave their content as they are and the technology converts it to WML [wireless markup language]," said a spokesman.
ThinkMotion was written in C++ and identifies how content should be translated so it can be accessed via wireless devices.
ThinkersGroup president Ray Barton said: "It's a major cost savings for companies seeking to go wireless. Plus, our technology does not require additional services or more employees to maintain and update a second site."
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