Magnus Malmgren , pp. 28. Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2001.
The problem that is examined is how to make courses from the product of Academy World "Kunskapsbanken" to be suitable for accessing from a smart phone. "Kunskapsbanken is Web product where customer take courses over the Internet.
To determine the suitability of each course page three Factors:
Information presentation technique
are examined of how they are configured and then checked against three criteria's:
15 second criteria
Page size criteria
If the factors are within the limits of the criteria's the course page in question is suitable. All pages are examined according to the mentioned procedure individually
Seven of seventeen tested course pages in the course "Euron i din vardag" where approved according to the comparison criteria. Three were approved with exception, which means that some part of the page was not approved.
With a 9.6 kbps connection three pages were approved, with a 28.8 kbps connection nine pages were approved and with a 43.2 kbps connection nine pages were approved according to the 15 second and page size criteria.
Important things to find out are the technical features of the smart phone(s) which are suppose to access the pages e.g. browser version, support for presentation techniques HTML, WML and scripts and in what way it is connected to the Internet.
The use of client side scripting should not be relied on, there should be an alternative way to the functionality it provides e.g. server side scripting. Frames should be avoided, when making a Web page for mobile accessing.