OMTP Sponsors Mobile Web Initiative

The Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) has become a sponsor of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in order to, in its own words, further bolster the joint goal of making browsing the web from mobile devices a reality. OMTP, the organisation behind the BONDI initiative, says it will use the sponsorship to drive standards and best practice, which will ultimately enable users of mobile devices to have the easiest and best possible access to the web.
The W3C Mobile Web Initiative actively promotes the mobile web.It works to provide best practices and recommendations to the industry to enable a better mobile web experience. The OMTP says it believes in a consistent mobile web environment, which is enabled through W3C standardisation.
The OMTP notes that over the past few years, there has been massive innovation in the development of web services and applications available to users of PCs. Combining these advances with the personal features of the mobile device, it says, will stimulate even better and more unique services to a mass market of mobile phone users, noting that this greatly outnumbers the number of PC users. The enabling of services which can be accessed by a large proportion of the worlds mobile phone users will not only stimulate new development and increase the number of developers, the OMTP believes, but will also provide unseen levels of new types of services.
It adds that the OMTP BONDI initiative, which provides a standardised set of interfaces for web developers to access native capabilities on mobile devices, is essential in providing the consistency necessary to enable this vision. BONDI also provides the security features which will be essential in protecting the user from potential abuse from malicious web applications.