Mobile application download

The selection of a common technology for mobile application download services can create more business opportunities, reduce handset costs and enhance the service experience for customers. The success of mobile application download services relies on the ability and willingness by all involved parties to agree on common specifications. Mobile application download services enable customers to browse for new applications on their phone, download them over the mobile network and execute them locally. Operators introducing these services face a choice between a number of technologies, each with different characteristics and implications for their future service portfolio. J2ME, the Java version for use in mobile devices is agreed in the Java Community Process, is the most commonly used technology. However most often implemented is Java with additional proprietary functions, which are added by handset vendors to increase functionality and differentiate their offering. This fragmentation has a number of effects.

Mobile application download - key considerations for mobile operators (pdf)
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