Mobile Web Opportunities

Dominique Hazael-Massieux,
W3C Mobile Web Best Practices Staff Contact,
W3C Track @ WWW2006, Edinburgh, UK, 2006-05-24

Pipers on the streets of Edinburgh

Mobile Web Opportunities Session

Mobile Web Initiative logo
  1. Presentation of the Mobile Web Initiative
  2. News from the Best Practices Working Group
  3. News from the Device Description Working Group
  4. Panel: What will the Mobile Web 2.0 be?

Presentation of the Mobile Web Initiative

Typical horror reaction of a user faced with the Web on a mobile device

The next big thing for the Web?

Centered around the User

The User is at the center of the cooperation of the various industrial actors

Sponsorship based initiative

W3C Mobile Web Initiative Sponsors

40 Members Participating in the MWI Working Groups

Broad industry support:

  • Afilias Limited
  • America Online, Inc. (AOL)
  • ANEC
  • Argo Interactive Ltd
  • AT&T
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)
  • Drutt Corporation
  • ETRI
  • France Telecom
  • Fundación CTIC
  • Fundación ONCE
  • Go
  • Google, Inc.
  • Indus Net Technologies
  • Infraware
  • Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications (IIT), NCSR
  • Internet Content Rating Association
  • Mobileaware, Ltd.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • mTLD Top Level Domain Limited
  • NeoMtel
  • Nokia
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Openwave Systems Inc.
  • Opera Software
  • Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
  • Segala
  • Sevenval AG
  • SK Telecom
  • T-Online International AG
  • Telecom Italia SpA
  • Telefónica de España, SAU
  • The Boeing Company
  • TIM Italia SpA
  • University of Helsinki
  • Vodafone
  • Volantis Systems Ltd

Two Working Groups

Mobile Web Best Practices
Encouraging creation of Web content that fits mobile devices
Device Description
Enabling adaptation of Web content for mobile devices

Training and outreach

Mobile Web Best Practices checker (alpha release)

Possible Next Steps