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Re: proposed structure for the mw4d document

From: adesina iluyemi <adeiluyemi@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 17:55:43 +0100
Message-ID: <e6191d690905210955u3d560c95s51be6685bc2e56a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Cc: "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Dear All,

I apologies for my absent in the last few meetings. I have been away on
research trips amd meetings. I will read the thread online and looking
forward to join and contribute in future meetings.


2009/5/14 Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>

> Dear All,
> As promised i'm launching the discussion about the document the group is
> aiming to produce (aka Roadmap).
> Let me start with some background info. A summary of this work is described
> in the charter of the group (
> http://www.w3.org/2007/12/MW4D/charter1.1.html) section 2.2.
> The idea is to produce a document that will summarize the output of the two
> workshops (the one which took place in maputo in april, and the one in
> brazil last year), as well as the different discussions we had on the
> mailing-list and during the teleconferences.
> The aim of this document is to identify the challenges of using mobile and
> web technologies to provide development-oriented services to underprivileged
> populations of developing countries.
> Because we didn't made any substantial progress since we started
> http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmap i believe that i should take a
> more proactive role, and lead discussions for the future teleconferences.
> Thus, i'm starting with the structure of the document, to be discussed next
> monday.
> I believe that the structure we put in the current roadmap might not be
> that appropriate. For instance, i'm not sure we should keep the first
> section "Delivering Applications on Mobiles". This section has interesting
> references, but should most probably be merged with the page on stories (
> http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/Stories ). It is very useful to know what
> are existing projects, but this is probably not part of the roadmap
> document, but should just be mentionned as part of references within
> document.
> Therefore here is my proposal for a new structure. let's use it as basis
> for discussion on monday. i will then make it in a real document, and we
> could start sharing the edition of some parts.
> Introduction
> @@ what we want to address in the document
> Audience
> @@ there are different audiences that are targeted with this document:
> -those who want today to build and deploy content and apps on mobile and
> that would find what's possible today, and what are critical challenges, and
> how to work around them as much as possible
> -those who could launch appropriate actions to find solutions to
> challenges: this includes academics, international org. such as W3C,
> foundations, mobile industry (handset/operators/software makers...)...
> -those who could develop training and tools, and leverage awareness in the
> development sector on how to integrate mobile in the field work
> Objectives
> @@objectives of the document is to present how to use mobile technologies
> in the field today, and what are the key challenges that might impact the
> implementation or usage of content and services.
> Challenges
> @@this si one of the major section, describing what are the key challenges
> when developing and deploying a mobile content or apps.
> two major parts around the challenges around the specific profile of
> targeted end-users, and the challenges for potential provider of mobile
> content to  effectively integrate this tool in their work.
>        Access Challenges
> @@for each of the challenge mentionned in the section, we would present the
> issue, example, what should be done to provide a global solution to this
> problem, and what are potential solutions existing today if one experience
> the challenge
>                availability of content in local languages
>                - issue: people speaks languages that are not supported or
> renderable
>                - long term issue: identify key elements that are necessary
> to add a new language in the ICT world, and develop methodologies for making
> it available
>                - workaround: use intermediaries (e.g. VPO) that can speak
> another language, use voice applications with prompt in the local languages
>                Illiteracy
>                        - how to solve that in the future: develop
> technology and guidelines on how to make content available to people with
> low reading skills through e.g icons+voice or other solutions
>                        - workaround possible today if one wants to target
> communities with very high level of illiteracy: use of intermediaries (e.g.
> VPO), use of voice apps
>                computer literacy
>                        - issue: people being able to search and find
> existing apps
>                        - long term solution: exploring a standardized way
> to announce new content and services to people like existing today with e.g.
> widget and applestore
>                        - workaround: use of portals, use of intermediaries
> that are internet literate, advertisements
>        Content provider challenges
>                Awareness
>                        knowining what's possible
>                        knowing what exists
>                Expertise
>                Tools
>                        infrastructure tools
>                        application-specific tools
>                Business Model and costs
>                        monetization of services
>                regulation
>                        censorship
> Technologies
> @@ in section we will describe the different technologies, pointing to
> examples of usage, existing tools for authoring and deployment, costs,...
>        SMS
>        Voice
>                - classical voice apps
>                - web based voice apps (VoiceXML)
>        Mobile Web
>        Misc
>                USSD
>                Native J2ME
> Stephane
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Adesina Iluyemi
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University of Portsmouth
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