On 10/24/05, Mike Sheetal <msheetal_at_cyber-media.co.jp> wrote:
> I am actually working on something myself here at CyberMedia after
> finding similar problems with accessing information sources that are
> updated regularly for Japanese handsets. I found WURFL a bit lacking in
> the Japanese information as well. Once we have got a working product we
> are considering opening it to the community if there are enough
> benefits (ie. community is interested enough to keep it updated etc).
> anyone interested in being involved, please pop me a mail off-list (
> msheetal_at_cyber-media.co.jp ) and I will let you know when we have
> something to show off. We are also looking at combining information on
> handsets outside Japan, so those elsewhere in the world developing for
> mobile also please let me know.
> Chances are we will keep it relatively closed to those who are
> interested in contributing, but nothing is decided on that front yet.
> I am also interested in any other products that people are working on
> if anyone has any leads. Especially if there are some Japan based
> systems that I have not been able to discover yet.
> On Oct 24, 2005, at 9:58 AM, dc wrote:
> > Has anyone come across projects in japan for tracking phone
> > capabilities? There are a couple of Perl projects out there, but
> > nothing
> > with extensive dev caps database i have found. WURFL has next to no
> > info
> > on japanese handsets. I'm specifically looking for user agents + flash
> > capabilities...
> > Also, on emoji: is there a good source of tables with human readable
> > names? eg
> > magnifier= 0131;
> > hand=0132;
I am subscribed to this list but I have to admit that I read it when I have
some spare time (which happens very rarely). Sorry for joining a little late
Thanks to Kyle for the post to the WURFL site.
The reason why the WURFL lacks a lot of info about i-mode devices is because
when you ask an i-mode developer about what he's missing they will tell you,
most of the times, that the i-mode devices are all similar and when you
recognize the family (500, 900, etc) you know all about the device. The same
applies to DoJa or flashlite.
This is the reason why WURFL doesn't have much information about i-mode
Most notably we are missing information about download capabilities
(ringtones, wallpapers, etc).
If you have info about it and would like to see it in WURFL, just drop me an
Is there anything that's missing? Come to wmlprogramming and make your
Are you working on a proprietary repository but would like to share it with
the community (and hopefully get submissions back)? Let me know.
WRT emoji, AFAIK they are all the same and you should find a list on the
DoCoMo site. NOTE that they are different depending on the region, European
emoji are not the same as the Japanese, but once you know the region they
are the same among all devices. WURFL has this information.
Experimental Blog: http://trasatti.blogspot.com
Received on Tue Oct 25 16:01:43 2005