When the personal computer became portable, it became laptop, reducing the size of the screen, but the websites one browsed on the Internet had the same look and feel even on a reduced scale.
Cell phones further shrink the screen size, but it was too small to display the web pages in the same way. To get over the challenge, the widget or web gadget was born, the tiny programme that ran one web application at a time and displayed it to be readable on the average mobile phone.
Lastweek, Aricent announced the global availability of the Celltop, a suit of applications or cells, all latched to the internet, which can be used to know continuous weather information on your town, price updates of the stocks and shares, cricket scores, to consolidate the news by mixing the national and international headlines, with feeds from your home town.
Aricent president Sanjay Dhawan says the application works with both Java and Brew-the programming environments that fuel the GSM and CDMA mobile phone. The same cell can be displayed on a mobile phone, a TV screen, a PC or a notebook computer as the user moves from home to office.
The Celltop fundamentally changes the way mobile users can access net-based services.The Indian Mobile operators may shortly offer added value services based on the widget concept of the Aricent Celltop and it is something ‘made in India’ for the world.