Multimedia client implementation on Personal Digital Assistants
Their small size and ease of use makes Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) very attractive for inclusion as clients in mobile multimedia applications. Alas, the cost for integration of PDA in distributed multimedia systems is high, as the resource limitations on PDA require client adaptation, and as software development on PDA is comparatively expensive. We present PocketWeb, a tool facilitating PDA integration in multimedia applications based on the web protocols while freeing application developers from PDA specific software development. We have applied PocketWeb for integration of PDA as multimedia clients in MILLION, a distributed multimedia system developed in an ESPRIT project.
KeywordsMultimedia Client Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Mobile Computing Mobile Multimedia Applications Multimedia Software Development
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