I read Eddie's article on Flash on cell phones and WAP. WAP looks as though it is going to be really big in Australia at the moment with our largish ISP/Telco expecting to have over 1,000,000 customers using WAP enabled phones in 12 months. I tried to get get a WAP phone yesterday (Nokia 7110) and was told I would have to wait TWO months due to an orders back log.
I am just wondering what everyone out there thinks and if anyone is actually writing any WAP stuff yet. Looks like and area to watch closely. Tell me what you think.
Eddie's article is in the news forum, but here is a copy anyway
Macromedia Flash is today the industry standard for online web animation. A new partnership forged between Macromedia and Intuwave, developer of innovative wireless data services and applications, earlier this week, is set to push this high-impact, vector-based technology along the track to delivering its content to wireless devices.
Intuwave will port Flash technology to the Symbian Platform. Founded by Ericsson, Matsu****a, Motorola, Nokia and Psion, Symbian is an industry consortium that promotes standards for the interoperability of wireless information devices with wireless networks, content services, messaging, and enterprise wide solutions. Existing Macromedia Flash content will be viewable on wireless devices that include the Macromedia Flash Player ported by Intuwave. Flash content is ideal for mobile devices due to its compact, bandwidth-friendly file size and ability to scale to any aspect ratio.
Intuwave will demonstrate wireless applications based on the Macromedia Flash
platform at CeBIT 2000.
"Macromedia Flash technology provides an excellent combination of compact
performance and features that make it an ideal content authoring and delivery
format for wireless devices," said Jeremy Burton, President and Chief Operating
Officer of Intuwave. "We have chosen Macromedia Flash as the base for the
development of our own wireless services and I am sure that, given the huge
existing installed base of Macromedia Flash development tools, many other
developers will too."
"Macromedia Flash is the industry standard for the delivery of interactive,
high-impact content on the Internet. Developers will now be able to leverage
their existing Flash expertise and content in the rapidly growing wireless
market," said Kevin Lynch, executive vice president and general manager for
Macromedia. "Companies like Intuwave are leading the way with some very
exciting wireless applications and we are very happy to be working with them to
make Macromedia Flash the ideal platform for these applications."
"With our standard, open platform, Symbian enables third-party companies to
provide innovative content and technology solutions for end users," said Juha
Christensen, Executive Vice President, Symbian. "Macromedia Flash is the
standard for delivering vector-based content and Intuwave's partnership with
Macromedia will bring a wide-range of interactive wireless media for users of