Evolution of Mobile Internet


In 1999, when we have founded Done Information and Communication Systems, mobile Internet equated WAP and mobile messaging channel was composed of only SMS. In those days, it was possible to store applications in 3,5” 1,44 MB floppy disk.

While we were moving our headquarter to its new office previous week, I have found those disks. Here they are:

Those floppy disks made me think of our 11 years of Valued Added Service (VAS) experience during which we have witnessed the evolution of technology:

  • Mobile Internet: WAP over CSD first and then GPRS, EDGE and 3G
  • Mobile Messaging: SMS, EMS, PushtoTalk and now MMS
  • Mobile Client Applications: Palm, Symbian, BlackBerry and now iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android.
  • Wireless Communication: Bluetooth and now NFC.

In 2000, our new start-up had envisioned the evolution of mobile Internet in our web site (thanks to waybackmachine) as follows:

Mobile developers in 1999 resembled Commodore 64 developers in early 1980’s. Everything was limited, there were only two colors and the only image format was WBMP.

Thanks to the evolution of technology now that we can develop User Experience rich applications for iPhone, iPad and Android.

About ozgurzan

Professional: 1999- Co-founder and Managing Director of Done Information & Comm. Systems http://www.donetr.com http://www.donelabs.com Academic: 2008 Ph.D. Organization and Management - Yeditepe University 2002 MBA - Yeditepe University 1994 Computer Engineering - Bogazici University
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2 Responses to Evolution of Mobile Internet

  1. I wish you success and pleasant time in your new office.
    Good to remember the good old days by looking at photos. 🙂
    The pace of technology is hard to believe. Pictures make it remember. 🙂
    Let us experience the new road by iPhone and iPad products, which still leads the way in the new generation of devices, Anroid meanwhile becoming the most close competitor.

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