Testimonials for "W3C Standards Make Mobile Web Experience More Inviting" Press Release

These testimonials accompany the press release W3C Standards Make Mobile Web Experience More Inviting.

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsche Telekom AG is delighted to see Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 advance to full W3C specification. As a content provider and mobile network operator we welcome the introduction of these guidelines for the creation of mobile friendly content. We believe that MWBP 1.0 will help content authors everywhere to bring the Web to its full mobile potential. MWBP 1.0 provides guidelines that require a minimum level of sophistication to offer a satisfying online experience, while simultaneously inspiring content authors in creating the best content possible for a given mobile device. We expect to see an increase in overall quality of content rendered in a mobile context and a greater focus on mobile friendly content creation throughout the Web community.

-- Kai-Dietrich Scheppe, Manager Portal Services, Product Development Portal & Communication Services, Products & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG


Having been actively involved with the W3C's Mobile Web Best Practices since its earliest days, dotMobi is excited to see this work become a formal recommendation of the W3C. dotMobi and its 14 investor companies represent the intersection of mobility and the Web, and this recommendation is an important foundation which dotMobi has already built on to promote the evolution and growth of the mobile Web.

-- Trey Harvin, CEO, dotMobi

Fundación CTIC

Fundación CTIC thanks the W3C MWI for their activity related to the development of recommendations and informative material around the so far heterogeneous universe of mobile web access. CTIC supports this work not only by participating in the MWBP and DDWG working groups, but also by creating tools to include mobile devices within the One Web. For instance, Merkur is a software engine that seamlessly transforms web content designed for desktop browsers into content served accordingly to the MWBP 1.0 Basic Guidelines, so web resources can be enjoyed with a functional experience in the majority of mobile web-enabled devices and other web agents with restricted capabilities. Besides, TAW is our free tool to validate web resources against different criteria, including the mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0. Our compromise is to keep on participating in the MWI in an active way, by participating -for example- in the design and implementation of the W3C mobileOK Checker v1.0, in the development of the Mobile Web Applications Best Practices or the creation of the Addendum to the MWBP 1.0 about mobileOK Tests, with the aim of helping users to access the One Web with any web agent.

-- Carlos de la Fuente García, CTO, Fundación CTIC


Openwave is pleased that Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 has been published as a Recommendation from W3C. As a strong supporter of mobileOK, we are confident this Recommendation will improve access for users that presently have great limitations placed on them when they attempt to fully access the Web from mobile devices. mobileOK is the missing link to spark production of effective content for mobile users, tools to develop and detect content, and create a demand, ultimately delivering an overall effective user experience on mobile devices.

Openwave's leading open internet browsing platform, OpenWeb, will be mobileOK compliant.

-- Edward Moore, OpenWeb Product Manager for Openwave Systems


Vodafone strongly supports the work of W3C in the mobile arena and applauds the release of Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 as a full W3C Recommendation (along with the progression of MobileOK and the MobileOK checker). This recommendation will help to strengthen efforts across the industry to build made-for-mobile Web content. We also are pleased to see XHTML Basic 1.1 released as a W3C Recommendation, in line with the unification of XHTML formats between the W3C's XHTML Basic and the Open Mobile Alliance's XHTML Mobile Profile. In addition, we strongly support the Mobile Web Application Best Practices document which paves the way for the future of interoperable rich mobile Web applications.
-- Reinhard Kreft, head of Standardisation & Industry Engagement, Vodafone Group Services Limited

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/