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Developing a Mobile Information Service

By T. T. Goh and Chris Chen


This paper reports the experience in the development of a Mobile Information Service, namely a mobile GP booking system using WAP technologies. The primary objective of the GP booking system is to allow patient to book an appointment with a doctor using WAP enabled phone such as an Ericsson R380s. This system also provides a real demonstration on database access through WAP covered in most e-commerce and webwap development papers. The system first allows user to log on, make an appointment, browse his appointment, or delete his appointment. Other features such as notification of appointment through e-mail is still in progress. This paper also describes the software and hardware requirement to build the WAP development site. Testing strategies derived to ensure system functionality is also presented in this paper. And lastly, survey result on the usability with mobile users is presented

Topics: WAP, Mobile Information Service, Database
Year: 2007
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