HOWTO access the Web with a WAP browser (Google WAP proxy)

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by John Navas, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. John Navas

    John Navas Guest

    A big limitation of WAP browsers in most cell phones is that they can't
    access most regular Web sites.


    One solution, given a Java(J2ME)-capable cell phone, is to download the
    free Opera Mini Web browser, which does a very good job of translating
    the regular WAP to small screens.
    <http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/operamini/>


    A more direct solution is to use the Google WAP Proxy, which likewise
    does a very good job of translating the regular Web to WAP format
    suitable for many current cell phones. You get this automatically when
    you do a WAP search with Google, but you can also access it directly
    <http://google.com/gwt/n>, either with a regular Web browser or with a
    cell phone WAP browser.

    Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to bookmark links to regular
    Web pages accessed with the Google WAP proxy. A work-around is to
    capture these links with a regular Web browser, and put them on your own
    WAP page (e.g., at free http://tagtag.com).
     
    John Navas, Oct 12, 2006
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    John Navas Guest

    [TYPO CORRECTED]

    A big limitation of WAP browsers in most cell phones is that they can't
    access most regular Web sites.


    One solution, given a Java(J2ME)-capable cell phone, is to download the
    free Opera Mini Web browser, which does a very good job of translating
    the regular Web to small screens.
    <http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/operamini/>


    A more direct solution is to use the Google WAP Proxy, which likewise
    does a very good job of translating the regular Web to WAP format
    suitable for many current cell phones. You get this automatically when
    you do a WAP search with Google, but you can also access it directly
    <http://google.com/gwt/n>, either with a regular Web browser or with a
    cell phone WAP browser.

    Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to bookmark links to regular
    Web pages accessed with the Google WAP proxy. A work-around is to
    capture these links with a regular Web browser, and put them on your own
    WAP page (e.g., at free http://tagtag.com).
     
    John Navas, Oct 15, 2006
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