Anybody know details about how SIM-based applications work,
suggestions for how to develop them, or methods for deploying them?
Nathan Eagle (of EPROM http://web.mit.edu/eprom/ and
http://web.media.mit.edu/~nathan/) just posted the following a few
SIM Apps: A single application that will run on all 2+billion phones??
excerpt: Here$B!G(Bs the problem: I live in a country (Kenya) where
millions of people have extremely low-end phones (most phones
don$B!G(Bt even have WAP browser, not to mention Java-support). I
need another way to develop applications for these millions (1+
billion globally) phones besides building standard SMS-based
applications that depend on the user remembering the relevant
phone number and keywords to text...
After talking with Ken Banks and others at the W3C Symposium on
the Mobile Web for the Developing World in Bangalore, we
stumbled upon another option which I know very little about:
He has a few questions:
1. How do these SIM applications work?
When I send a request for traffic information, does that simply
send a SMS to the service provider with the relevant keywords?...
2. How do we develop our own SIM applications?...
3. What methods can we use to deploy these applications across
His posting is open for comments (URL above). Or if you reply
here, I can try collate some responses and post them over there.
Received on Wed Dec 13 13:28:14 2006