Application Interface for Mobile Phones
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
Today the use of mobile phones is limited by the programmed hardware witch cannot be changed or upgraded by the user to his needs or wishes. The problem is the preinstalled software where no func- tions or application interfaces are planned.
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Application Interface for MobilePhones
Idee: Krisztian Rassay, HU-Budapest
Today the use of mobile phones is limited by theprogrammed hardware witch cannot be changed orupgraded by the user to his needs or wishes. Theproblem is the preinstalled software where no func-tions or application interfaces are planned.
This problem can be solved by a Mobile ApplicationInterface which is a programming interface for thehardware and basic services of the mobile phone.Such application interface can provide access to thedisplay for writing or drawing, reading the keyboard,handling calls and using other services like shortmessage services (SMS).
The programming language depends on the needs andthe abilities of the hardware and the processor of therespective mobile phone. Either it can be a objectoriented language which can provide an easy to usehardware abstraction, or it can be an interpreted lan-guage in order to use the application on many differ-ent hardware with different capabilities and instruc-tion sets, or complied to achieve the maximum per-formance.
The applications can be uploaded to the phonethrough a data cable or downloaded from the pro-vider.