With number of people using mobile phones is increasing, it has become a need for users to provide on their mobiles, all facilities one is been utilizing on the Internet.
One of such facility is handling emails easily on mobiles. People have been accessing their emails on their mobiles by logging in to the email portals (for example www.yahoo.com) using GPRS connectivity on their mobile phones.
But the fact that such method of directly accessing the emails has given bad user experience as it consumes lot of time to download an email and hence consuming more GPRS connection time, there is a need to have easy and friendly interface to email portals, which will give good experience for mobile users. Such email web portals need to have interface for the mobile users too in order to have this facility to be used via a mobile with GPRS connectivity.
Many such web portals are enhancing towards this, mainly, to capture most of mobile users as their customers. As per current market figures, which shows that around 70% of mobile market has been captured by Symbian phones.
So if such web portals want to have many mobile customers then there is need to have support given to smart phones which has Symbain OS embedded in it. To have this web portal will require the interface to mobile phones and add-on software to be installed on mobile phones. This software will interact with web portal on behalf of the user.
For example, let us take into consideration of a person who is on the move and want to check his emails and reply to some mails on his journey. Using the mobile push-pull email software on his mobile he can immediately check for new mails and send some urgent mails if required.
Push-Pull Email utility software can do below :
- Download text emails
- View emails
- Send text emails
Some of the future enhancements are:
Send emails with attachments: Send a file as an attachment along with email via mobile push-pull email software.
Receive emails with attachments: Receive a file as an attachment along with email via mobile pushpull email software.
Anytime, anywhere Emails: Earlier people have to check their emails by logging in to the email portals using GPRS connectivity on their mobile phones. This way of accessing emails has shown bad user experience as it consumes lot of time to download an email and hence consuming more GPRS connection time.
Hence nowadays, it is very rare that a person would check his emails on phone. Now life is made easy, with the mobile push-pull email software on mobile, receiving and sending email is easy and fast via GPRS connectivity used for lesser time.
Easy maintenance of emails: emails will be maintained in database in web portal. User can have choice as whether he wants to keep the downloaded emails on the portal or delete it once downloaded.
Technologies Used –
Below components are required
1. Email Portal
The responsibility of this component is to receive the emails from several mobile users, which are to be sent. This component will also download the emails for the users and send it to mobiles. The upload or download request can be sent through Mobile pushpull email software on mobiles.
Technologies used : Programming Language C#.Net, MS-SQL Database, XML
2. Mobile push-pull email software widget
This software widget needs to be installed on mobile. The responsibility of this component is to interact with user and provide with different features of mobile push-pull email as mentioned above.