Accessing WebLabs from cellular phones


WebLab designs have traditionally not considered the use of mobile devices as potential clients. This is usually the result of WebLab architectures being based on the hardware side, instead of paying attention to software aspects of the project. With current software technologies under the terms of the Web 2.0, porting a WebLab to mobile devices can be a transparent and automatic task. Even if WebLab developers choose to develop rich clients based on Java or .NET, the impact of the development of the clients for this devices can be significantly reduced by using a service oriented architecture. In this paper, we describe a way to allow users accessing the WebLab from mobile devices and the benefits of doing this.