info center logo IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator version 8.0 information centerAdded by IBM on October 1, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|IBM® Mobile Portal Accelerator software is an advanced content adaptation product that helps you customize portal content for mobile devices.|
Mobile users can access portals through a highly navigable, personalized web experience. Business services, content, and commerce applications can be accessed from virtually anywhere using the same open, web-based integrated business services traditionally used on laptop and desktop computers provided through WebSphere® Portal software.
This product helps extend the capabilities of WebSphere Portal to mobile devices by enabling "write once, render many" through device-independent web authoring for limited capability devices, such as XHTML, HTML, WML, and cHTML for imode-based mobile devices. It can provide an easy, cost-effective way to deliver content and applications to many mobile devices. For example, developers can create one version of web content and use it for multiple mobile devices rather than developing content for each device.
The Mobile Portal Accelerator software can adapt the content for each mobile device based on the specific device characteristics and capabilities, which are defined in the software's device repository.
Mobile Portal Accelerator includes a Mobile Portal Toolkit, which supports IBM Rational® Application Developer version 8.5 or higher and IBM Rational Software Architect version 8.5 or higher. The Mobile Portal Toolkit comes with the necessary tools to develop portlet applications for mobile devices.
The IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator Device Update service offering is provided as a subscription service that entitles customers to receive regular updates to the mobile device repository, including new mobile device definitions and updates as they become available from device manufacturers. With a Mobile Portal Accelerator Device Update subscription, a service organization can support the latest devices without redeveloping their mobile web applications.
For more information about the Mobile Portal Accelerator offering, refer to the following sections of the information center:
| ||Getting started|
| ||Using the product|
| ||Service and support|
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