I-mode Developer's Guide

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Addison-Wesley, 2002 - Computers - 757 pages

Users of this book will be able to quickly and efficiently build I-Mode pages using any desired text editor. Following examples and instructions based on the authors' successful experiences, developers will create or convert images from other platforms, create animations and sound files, and develop dynamic database driven I-Mode applications and Web sites using common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, and Java. They will also understand the relationship between I-Mode and other wireless technologies, and the unique business model of I-Mode. An overview of several "killer applications" that have fueled I-Mode's success will further prepare the reader to create applications that take full advantage of the features of small-screen devices.

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About the author (2002)

Paul Wallace holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and is actively engaged in research on usability and personalization for mobile and small screen applications. He is currently based in Tokyo, specializing in mobile personalization solutions for market leading companies in Japan, Europe, and North America.

Paul is a visiting instructor at the International University of Japan (IUJ)Graduate School of International Business, where he teaches a course oneCommerce technologies. He has conducted numerous workshops and presentations on desktop and mobile interaction design, and has published articles and original research on mobile usability and personalization. He was a contributing author for the best-selling Special Edition Using Netscape series of books, published by Que.

Originally from Virginia, Paul relocated to Japan in 1998 to lead thedevelopment of Internet applications for the International University of Japan(http://www.iuj.ac.jp). The online recruiting and admissions system that he designed there was the first ofits kind in Asia and lead to his interest in mobile application architecture and user experience. Currently he divides his time between the IUJ campus, located in the picturesque Echigo-sanzan Mountains of Niigata prefecture, and dizzying Tokyo metropolis.

In his time away from work Paul enjoys traveling, particularly in SoutheastAsia. He is an avid swimmer, surfer, and all-around beach lover who dreams ofspending a few months away from it all this summer on the coast of Java andLombok Island in Indonesia.

Paul maintains the supporting Web site for this book (http://www.imode-guide.com), where you can download software and tools for creating i-mode applications, as well as keep up with updates and resources related to this publication. He can be reached via email (pwallace@imode-guide.com), and welcomes your comments and suggestions concerning this book, and regarding mobile application development in general.


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