Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tips for creating a wap or mobile site

Mobile users are increasing daily and most of them are also using their mobile for browsing. It is very hard to view a web page that is designed for PC with some lower-end mobile phones. To attract mobile users you should have a separate page specially designed for mobile devices. Use the following tips while creating a wap or mobile page. 
  1. Decide the niche/category in which you want to create your mobile site. Eg. Mobile downloads, chat, mobile blogs etc.
  2. Detect your mobile and PC users and create separate landing page.
  3. Make your site simple and don’t create a site which is specific to particular mobile phone with niches such as chat.
  4. Test your mobile site using a variety of mobile devices and emulators.
  5. Don’t add a lot of images and make sure that you resize your image so that it fits into the browsers of mobile devices.
  6. Decide a domain name that is short and easy to remember. No mobile user will like to type a long URL.
  7. Make use of link exchange directories to advertise your site. There are a lot of link exchange directories for mobile devices such as surfwap, mradar etc.
  8. Update your mobile or wap site regularly.
Visit Hosting Newbies to read some tips for creating a website.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wireless Application Protocol ( WAP )

Wireless Application Protocol (commonly referred to as WAP) is an open international standard for wireless communication environment. Its main use is to enable access to the Mobile Web from a mobile phone or PDA.

A WAP browser provides all of the basic services of a computer based web browser but simplified to operate within the restrictions of a mobile phone, such as its smaller view screen. WAP sites are websites written in, or dynamically converted to, WML (Wireless Markup Language) and accessed via the WAP browser.


o WAP 1.X
o WAP Push
o WAP 2.0

For WAP version 1.X, the primary language of the Wireless Application Environment is WML, which has been designed from scratch for handheld devices with phone-specific features. In WAP 2.0, the primary markup language is XHTML Mobile Profile.

Spin-off technologies, such as MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) (picture messaging), a combination of WAP and SMS, have further driven the protocol.

Examples of WAP use

• Checking train table information
• Ticket purchase
• Flight check in
• Viewing traffic information
• Checking weather conditions
• Looking up stock values
• Looking up phone numbers
• Looking up addresses
• Looking up sport results

Friday, August 22, 2008

Earn money with your wap or mobile sites

The wap or mobile site is growing very fast since people use their mobile for browsing. Creating a wap site and gaining traffic is very easy when compared to web sites. Once your wap site starts gaining traffic you can make a lot of money from your wap site. The step by step procedure of creating a wap site, advertising a wap site, gaining traffic and earning money from your wap site are explained below..
There are two ways for creating a wap site. First, you can create your own wap site with some software’s like Dreamweaver (this requires some programming knowledge) or you can use some online wap site creator. Most of the wap site hosting companies provides you with online wap site creators.
I recommend you to create your wap site with You can host your wap site with their free wap hosting service or you can try some free hosting services which are listed below
1. 110MB
2. Funpic
3. Freehostia
You can also try some other online wap site creators here (Use opera or your mobile browser when you visit this page). You can host your wap site with their free wap hosting service.
It is not necessary that you should provide your visitors with your own content. You can link to other wap sites those who provide content for mobile phones. So creating a wap site is very easy, you should only put some links on your home page.
There are a large number of top mobile directories where you can add your wap site. They will send their visitors to your wap site. You should add a link provided by them to your site and send your visitors to them. This is called link exchange technology. Click here (Use opera or your mobile browser when you visit this page) and visit the links provided to add your site to the top wap directories.
To increase the number of visitors to your site Click Here (Use opera or your mobile browser when you visit this page) and create two or three wap sites (you should also add these sites to the link exchange directories) for free and target all those visitors to your main wap site.

Once your wap site starts gaining traffic you can make a lot of money from your wap site. There are some popular mobile advertising companies; they will pay you if your visitors click on their links. You can also advertise your wap with these companies but they will charge you a little amount for advertising. Some of the popular mobile advertising companies are
1. Admob
2. Admoda
3. Decktrade
If you have your own domain you can also try Google adsense.
You can also monitor your visitors.
1. Admob
2. Bango
These sites monitor your wap site completely and tell you the information about your visitor’s country, their mobile model, carriers used etc.
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