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  • User1763913335 posted

    Hi,

      I am Durga

      I want to ask what are the things we have to think about when we develop a mobile web site.

    How the site will be deployed...? What is the difference between Normal Web site deployment and Mobile Website Deployment..?

    Do we need a mobile browser simulator for deploying the mobile website.

    I am not using it for PCSuite, or any other Windows Mobile..

    I want to deploy it in a range of mobiles excluding windows, androids,symbian and blackberry phones.


    Thank You all,

       Durga

    Friday, January 28, 2011 9:41 AM

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  • User1943143334 posted

    Hi,

    ASP.NET web application works great in Mobile browsers too. The beauty of asp.net web application is it renders the site according to the requested device.

    Just add the following META tags,

    <meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="true" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width,initial-scale=1.0,maximum-scale=5.0;" />
    


     

    It depends on whether you want to create a separate website for Mobile devices or use the exisiting site for both.

    If you create a web application, that web application works fine, but while designing, make sure the website is simple, so that it is fast in Mobile browsers too.

    Check the following links,

    http://roopeshreddy.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/mobile-development-in-asp-net/

    http://roopeshreddy.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/developing-web-applications-for-blackberry-mobiles-using-microsoft-asp-net/

    BlackBerry, Windows provides simulators, but Apple iPhone and Android does not provoide simulators.

    Here is the best alternative for iPhone simulator,

     http://roopeshreddy.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/testing-asp-net-web-application-in-iphone-simulator-available-in-safari-browser/

     

    Hope it helps u...

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, January 28, 2011 10:58 AM
  • User1763913335 posted

     

    I am now developing a separate website for the mobile devices as my project.

    I found the Mobile Application Template is Missing in the Visual Studio 2008. I downloaded the Online Template zip from the asp.net site but it doesn't have the design view.

    Is their any another template or sdk that helps me in creating it....?

     

    Can any one help me ?

    Thank You,

     

    Durga

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:36 AM
  • User1943143334 posted

    Hi,

    You don't need Mobile templates for developing Mobile web applications. Actually Mobile templates are designed for WAP enabled devices. Now a days all mobile device browsers are HTML compatible. So general asp.net web application works absolutely fine in all Mobile browsers.

    Hope it helps u... 

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:00 PM
  • User1763913335 posted

     

    Your replies are helpful...

    But what about deployment...?

    I want to deploy it in general ASP.NET compatible cell phones...

    Can you suggest a browser silmulator for that ?

     And what is the difference between WAP enabled devices and normal mobile websites..?

    I have heard a lot about WAP protocol. How does it actually work in a mobile..?

    Thanking You,

       Durga

    Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:26 PM
  • User1943143334 posted

    Hi,

    Here's the BlackBerry simulator,

    http://roopeshreddy.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/developing-web-applications-for-blackberry-mobiles-using-microsoft-asp-net/

    Alternative for iPhone simulator,

    http://roopeshreddy.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/testing-asp-net-web-application-in-iphone-simulator-available-in-safari-browser/

    Mobile device browsers which are not HTML capable are WAP browsers. These WAP browsers are designed for GPRS enabled handsets.

    There is no difference in deploying asp.net websites for Mobile and Desktop browsers.

    Just deploy the asp.net web application in IIS, then access the website from Mobile device.

    Don't forgot to add the META tags, which i mentioned above.

     

    Hopeit helps u...

     

     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:56 PM