Everypath(TM), an application service provider (ASP) that enables web-based businesses to mobilize their web sites on wireless devices including Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) phones, handheld PCs such as the Palm and the Handspring Visor, two-way pagers and ordinary voice telephones, announces its membership to the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum. The WAP forum is an industry association comprised of over 200 technology companies that have developed the de-facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants and other wireless terminals.
Through this membership, Everypath joins an industry-wide effort to advance an open, global specification enabling users of wireless devices to easily access and interact with the Internet and company Intranets.
"Our commitment to WAP and acceptance in the WAP forum is a significant advancement toward Everypath's goal to become the leading provider of technology that delivers existing web sites to current and future wireless Internet devices," said Everypath Chief Executive Officer Venktesh Shukla.
The primary goal of the WAP Forum is to bring together companies from all segments of the wireless industry value chain to ensure product interoperability and the growth of the wireless market. Please visit http://www.wapforum.org for more information.
The Everypath service solves the complicated problem of translating existing web site content, developed for the point-and-click, full color 17" PC monitor, to the small screens of mobile devices such as "Smart" or Web-ready WAP telephones, handheld computers, two-way pagers and ordinary voice telephones. Everypath has developed a unique Patent-pending technology that enables a single source of web content to be displayed ubiquitously on all devices -- without reprogramming. Web sites are not simply stripped or clipped and funneled onto devices, but are repurposed intelligently so that the WAP version of the site can reliably deliver complex e-commerce transactions, such as credit card transactions, auctions and stock trades.