MobiWeb2.0 Project: "Mobile Web 2.0"

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Project Summary and Objectives

MobiWeb2.0 addresses the usability and interoperability issues that are holding back mobile Web access today. It will focus on mobile Web 2.0 applications based on technologies such as Ajax that can significantly increase the usability of mobile Web applications. MobiWeb2.0 builds on 3GWeb, an FP6 project which focused on improving traditional browsing on mobile devices.

The project is led by the World Wide Web Consortium, an organization of currently more than 440 members from research and industry headed by the Web’s inventor, Tim Berners-Lee. MobiWeb2.0 is integrated with W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) which has many European supporters, including Ericsson, France Telecom, Nokia, TIM Italia, Vodafone and Opera.

To achieve the overall goal of improving the user experience of mobile Web access and thus tapping the huge potential for increasing mobile Web access, MobiWeb2.0 has the following 5 objectives:

  1. Increase awareness of W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative in Europe

    European actors in the mobile value chain (content providers, content production tool providers, operators, browser vendors, etc.) need to be informed about the goals and results of W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative.

  2. Increase number of developers able to develop mobile Web 2.0 content

    European Web developers need to be capable of creating Web content that works well on mobile devices.

  3. Provide more extensive test suites for Web standards

    Today’s European mobile Web systems contain a range of incompatibilities, often caused by lack of standards conformance. More extensive test suites that cover a higher percentage of Web standards will help increase the level of standards conformance.

  4. Improve the W3C mobileOK validator tool

    The W3C mobileOK validator tool developed in 3GWeb needs to be extended to cover newer versions of W3C mobileOK.

  5. Increase number of available tools for creating mobileOK content

    Content authors need to have access to content production tools that create mobile friendly content. This is particularly true for user generated content. The number of available tools needs to be increased. The approach taken by MobiWeb2.0 is to contribute code to open source content creation tools where needed.


ERCIM logo The  European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading research institutes from eighteen European countries are members of ERCIM.

MobiWeb-EU logo The MobiWeb2.0 project is financed by the European Union's 7th Research Framework Program (FP7) (INFSO-ICT-212430) under the challenge "The Network of the Future"

The project started on 1 January 2008, and has a duration of 24 months.

Marie-Claire Forgue (mcf at

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