Universal Access in the Information Society

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 249–257 | Cite as

Using RSS feeds for effective mobile web browsing

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Abstract

While mobile phones are becoming more popular, wireless communication vendors and device manufacturers are seeking new applications for their products. Access to the large corpus of Internet information is a very prominent field. However, the technical limitations of mobile devices pose many challenges. Browsing the Internet using a mobile phone is a large scientific and cultural challenge. Web content must be adapted before it can be accessed by a mobile browser. This work presents a new methodology that uses Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds for the adaptation of web content for use in mobile phones. This methodology is based on concrete design guidelines and supports different viewing modes. The mobile tool provided using the RSS feeds is evaluated based on user-centered evaluation and the results are presented.

Keywords

Mobile devices RSS feeds Content adaptation Mobile browsing Web browsing Quality evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Engineering and Informatics DepartmentUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  2. 2.Computer Technology InstitutePatrasGreece

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