WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal Version 5 Development and Design

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 29 March 2005

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IBM Form #: REDP-3942-00
(186 pages)

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Authors: James Chamberlain, Shunguo Yan, Wendy Sent, Ashraf Gad, Uwe Beel


We wrote this IBM Redpaper to help you design, implement, and deploy mobile portlet applications to use on a wide range of mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, and PDAs. We give you a broad understanding of the WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal Version 5.0 architecture, including the new Multi-Channel Server, the device repository, and the XDIME aggregator.

In this paper, we consider design decisions and appropriate styles to use when facing the challenges of mobile devices with a broad spectrum of characteristics such as display size, color depth, memory, supported markup language, and so forth.

With this paper, you can install, tailor, and configure your mobile portlet development environment using WebSphere Studio Site Developer, WebSphere Studio Application Developer, WebSphere Portal Toolkit, the toolkit for Mobile Portal, and WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal.

We assume you have a basic knowledge of Web development, portlet development using WebSphere Site Studio Developer, HTML, JSP, Java, and XML.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Tools for WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal V5
Chapter 3. XML-based Device Independent Markup Extensions (XDIME)
Chapter 4. Multi-Channel Server (MCS)
Chapter 5. MCS policies and policy editors
Chapter 6. Developing mobile portlet applications
Chapter 7. Testing applications with devices
Chapter 8. Preload Notices
Chapter 9. Design considerations
Chapter 10. Using the WebSphere Mobile Device Update service
Chapter 11. Differentiating between device-specific and device-independent information
Appendix A. Additional material

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