2. History of WAP.
3. Working of WAP.
4. What does WAP work on???
5. Devices that use WAP.
6. Function of WAP.
8. Advantages & Disadvantages
WAP refers to WIRELESS APLICATION PROTOCOL.
WAP allows you to access information over a
All application loaded onto any wireless system
must follow a specific protocol in order to be used
by any specific machine, the protocol which they
follow is called WAP.
• The WAP Forum was founded in June 1997.
• It aimed primarily to bring together the
various wireless technologies in a
• In 2002 the WAP Forum was given
strength to be more effective and secure.
• A re-engineered 2.0 version was released in
What does WAP work on???
WAP uses WML.
WML – Wireless Markup Language formerly
called HDML (Handheld Devices Markup
It is a language that allows the text portions of
Web Pages to be presented on mobile phones
via wireless access.
WML is used for delivering data to WAP
Type of devices that use WAP
Handheld digital wireless devices such as mobile
phones, pagers, two-way radios, smart phones and
communicators -- from low-end to high-end.
Multimedia Messaging Services(MMS) is a combination
of WAP and SMS.
WAP is the initiative to bring cable internet to wireless
FUNCTIONS OF WAP.
WAP is an application communication protocol
WAP is used to access services and
WAP is for handheld devices such as mobile
WAP is a protocol designed for micro browsers
WAP enables the creating of web applications
for mobile devices.
WAP enabled handsets to get instant, direct
access to the latest pricing, latest news,
competitive information any time, anywhere.
Users can get sports results, News downloads.
It can also be used to purchase products and
services over the Web.
Using WAP users can keep track of their email
right from their handset.
Can play online Games, can do music
Easy, and fast access to Internet.
WML and WML Script (new language,
which is based on HTML).
Large choice in mobile phones (most of
them support WAP).
Can be used to download abstract data
types ( videos etc.).
Supports most wireless networks (like:
CDMA, GSM, PDC, PHS, TDMA etc.).
Can be built on any operating system.
Small screens: For web phones, there's an
incredibly small viewing.
Speed of access: All devices have slow access.
Limited availability: Wireless web access is
irregular in many areas and entirely
unavailable in other areas.
Lack of user habit: It takes some patience and
overcoming the learning curve to get the hang
of it -- connecting, putting in an address,
typing. Users just aren't used to the idea and
WAP provides a markup language and a transport
protocol that open the possibilities of the wireless
WAP is an enabling technology through gateway
infrastructure deployed in mobile operator's
WAP is independent of OS that means WAP can be
implemented on any OS.