Introduction to I-Mode technology
I-Mode is one of the Mobile Internet technology in mobile industry. It is developed for using internet on mobile phones with its own specific standards. It is developed by Japanese company NTT DoCoMo, they are providing Internet access to their subscribers majority in Japan. In I-mode, I stand for Information; it is wireless technology which was developed on 22nd February 1999, and it was one of the first methods to browse internet on mobile phones.
I-MODE is mobile internet communication technology which uses packet data transmission technique of data transmission. Using this technology subscribers are charged for data transferred to mobile phone instead of the time it remained connected. IMODE uses Compact Wireless Markup Language (CWML) instead of Wireless markup language (WML) which is used in WAP technology.
Websites for IMODE are not designed in HTML but in its subset which is called iHTML. IHTML is understood by all commonly used browsers on phones which are require to see normal websites. IHTML is not that different from HTML anyway but only smalls changes are made to create iHTML language therefore it does not take that long in conversions of HTML to iHTML. Thousands of IMODE websites are available on internet which can be view by I-MODE enabled mobile phones; most of the mobiles have buttons for enable disable I-MODE. Number of 12,000 official sites and about 100,000 plus unofficial i-mode sites are found on internet, these sites are not linked to DoCoMo’s i-mode portal page and DoCoMo’s billing services.
IMODE technology provides continues internet access due to packet transmission technique therefore, using iHTML (subset of HTML) helps in creation of content as well the conversion of existing websites very easy.
Some of the I-MODE enabled Websites
my-imode.com I-mode Interactive and Fun site.
StartMenu . News, forum, sport, bookmarks
www.ithaki.net/i/ Searches for i-mode sites in multiple search engines