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WAP the Net

Serious about a career, job or business opportunity in WAP? Get your basics right first...

books Updated: Sep 30, 2002 14:27 IST
Tulika Bhatnagar
Tulika Bhatnagar

Get the basics right
Serious about a career, job or business opportunity in WAP? Get your basics right first - this book is a comprehensive presentation of WAP applications and their technological foundations. For instance, you get to learn about wireless packet data networks, wireless standards & protocol, WAP gateways, wireless transport layer security, GSM, GPRS, WLL, and 3G among others. On an advanced note, separate lessons are devoted to different types of WAP applications such
as business, location-based, or location-independent.

Examples are interesting. At page 40, you will find one that says "…If you have a WAP-enabled phone and are visiting Europe, you can [actually!] access a service called Guide@Michelin [anywhere in the region] will guide you to the nearest place to eat or sleep…"

All in all, the authors get very technical about WAP. Not a book for CEOs or the top management, but those wanting to get cracking on serious WAP technologies may consider buying this book.

Must-see: Appendices II & III, which consist of the current WAP-services (Café Mumbai, flight booking, restaurant guide, traffic information, banking transactions, etc.) being offered in India, by companies such as ICICI and HDFC bank.

Must-buy? Depends.

The book is published by Macmillan India, available at 91-11-327 3814.

Other details:
Written by Kamlesh N Aggarwala, Prateek Amar Aggarwala
Publisher Macmillan Publication
ISBN# 0333-93642-6
Price Rs. 298.00

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First Published: Sep 30, 2002 14:27 IST