Developed by the WAP Forum, the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is the de-facto set of communication protocols for the presentation and delivery of wireless information and telephony services on mobile phones and other wireless terminals. WAP is very similar to the Internet’s combination of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). By linking the two ‘hot-topics’ in communication – the internet and mobile technology – WAP provides a very valuable service.
One of the principle challenges for application developers has been distribution of the application. Traditional computer applications have relied on clunky installers called wizards to sort out and set up the components of a program, but this paradigm does not work well across multiple mobile platforms. Let’s see what the available Mobile App file extensions are for different Operating Systems.
The version history of the Android mobile operating system began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007. The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released in September 2008. The most recent major Android update is Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”, which was released in October 2015. Let’s take a look back through the years at how Andy Rubin’s brainchild has evolved into the industry titan that it is today.