(This page links to WML—i.e.WAP—pages. I recommend using a WAP compatible browser like Opera, unless you have a tool kit like Openwave's or Nokia's, or a WAP simulator, maybe Winwap. This page is written in XHTML MP, and is technically readable on a WAP 2 phone, but probably needs a larger screen.)

WAPcam—adapting images to various WAP phones on the fly.

Background

A few years ago, Rune Henning Johansen developed WBMPserver, a server that performs two functions:

Usability

The small screens with black and white only—no greys, no color—were really only usable to display logos. But with slightly larger color screens, webcams and graphs may also be readable.

I have found a webcam that may be useful on WAP in the real world: The waiting line for the ferry from Klaksvík.

***Webcam not available***

If you need to get on a specific ferry, you want to see the waiting line, to figure out when to leave home. If you're close to an online PC, use the web page. If not, a wapcam page would be handy.

Below are examples of how this might look on different phones:

Nokia 3410
Factory specs (may require registration): Monochrome 96 x 65.
Cached image sized to fit width, some scrolling needed: 3410 fit width
Live image sized to fit width, some scrolling needed: 3410 fit width
Cached image sized to fit screen, no scrolling needed: 3410 fit screen
Live image sized to fit screen, no scrolling needed: 3410 fit screen
Live image from WBMPserver: Test server unavailable
3510i
Factory specs: 4096 colors within 96 x 65 pixels, undocumented JPEG
Cached image sized to fit width, some scrolling needed: 3510i fit height
Live image sized to fit width, some scrolling needed: 3510i fit height
Cached image sized to fit screen, no scrolling needed: 3510i fit screen
Live image sized to fit screen, no scrolling needed: 3510i fit screen
Live image from WBMPserver: Test server unavailable
6610
Factory specs: 4096 colors within 128 x 128 pixels (GIF or JPEG ?)
Cached image sized to fit height, some scrolling needed: 6610 fit height
Cached image sized to fit screen, no scrolling needed: 6610 fit screen
Live image from WBMPserver: Test server unavailable

Larger phone screens do exist, e.g. the 640x320 Nokia 7700, but even the smallest color screen will be useful, maybe also the small black and white screen.

WAP pages

Test live WBMP conversion and a cached color image in wapcam.wml

Try to resize the original image in the phone. (Prepare to exceed your memory limits.)