WAP browser for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Le Big Mac, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    Anyone know of a browser for using on my Mac that can access wap (for wireless phones) sites? E.g., for downloading through the internet rather than over spendy cell-phone access.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Why would you want to do that? Unless you're developing a WAP site? And if you're thinking about downloading stuff to your Mac, then copying it to your phone, that won't work since WAP simulators are crippled. Many sites are tied to a particular set of phones/carriers and it's next to impossible to spoof a phone browser on a computer.

    Anyway, no WAP browser I know of runs on Macs. The Nokia browsers (from forum.nokia.com) are Java based but are still Windows only.

    Do you have Virtual PC? You can use the browsers from developer.openwave.com or forum.nokia.com if you do.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    AFAIK, WAP / WML will not display correctly in traditional browsers. When I try WAP sites with Safari, I get the document source. When I try them in DPA2, I get a requester asking me what app I want to open the wml file with....

    Try:

    iWapper -- a WAP development toolkit that includes a browser for use as a test environment, free.

    SmartPhone Emulator -- a commercial tool, with a free five minutes per session trial version.
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    By the way, WML is now almost obsolete. All new phones have an xHTML browser (and usually a WML browser for backwards compatibility). Content written for the xHTML WAP browsers will display on an ordinary web browser, but not always vice versa.
     
  6. Le Big Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Exactly why, but if I can't download, then, no, I have no use for it (not a developer). I was hoping to download ringtones and other stuff for my Sony-Ericsson phoone from the SE site, without having to use my phone to do it.
     

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