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Re: Network Information Use Cases

From: Tomoyuki SHIMIZU <tm-shimizu@kddi.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:28:40 +0900
Message-ID: <4FF59688.6070408@kddi.com>
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
CC: "jeanfrancois.moy@orange.com" <jeanfrancois.moy@orange.com>, "public-coremob@w3.org" <public-coremob@w3.org>
Hello, Tobie

Sorry, I just misunderstood the purpose of this discussion. According to the current spec of Network Info API, I will show one use case below:

* Warning against or avoiding downloading of large-sized files: Some of download sites such as application stores, movie download site, etc. may avoid downloading large-sized files (e.g. more than 20MB) through 3G network and encourage users to connect to wi-fi.

Best,

--Tomoyuki
KDDI Corporation, Japan


(12/07/05 20:08), Tobie Langel wrote:
> On 7/5/12 12:51 PM, "Tomoyuki SHIMIZU"<tm-shimizu@kddi.com>  wrote:
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> The use cases proposed by Jean-Francois are of interest to me, too. In
>> addition to them, I want to show another use case of network information
>> such as below:
>>
>>  International Roaming: Almost all smartphones can access the web when
>> we go anywhere in the world, by applying international 3G roaming.
>> Roaming services require much higher fee, so eliminating data traffic and
>> offline functionality are desired when 3G roaming is being applied and no
>> wi-fi connection is available. It's useful to detect which 3G carrier is
>> currently connected to, as well as to detect/switch the type of
>> connection.
>
> The Network API spec[1] doesn't allow identifying the current carrier, nor
> does it provide information on whether the device is roaming or not. It
> also doesn't provide any info whether or not the current network access is
> metered, limited in anyway, etc., nor does it allow picking a different
> network.
>
> I'm not suggesting the use cases listed so far are not possibly valid ones
> (though I would argue alongside the lines of Josh that they might be
> better, less network-dependent ways of fulfilling the underlying use
> cases), but the Network API in itself doesn't enable any of them nor are
> there any other existing spec that could help with this.
>
> --tobie
>
> ---
> [1]: http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-netinfo-api-20110607/
>
>
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