In order to understand how far we have come from a mobile telephone being used for just calls, to where we are today and into the future let’s take a brief look back at how phone applications originally came to pass.First on the scene was Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) which was basically a stripped-down version of HTTP.  WAP sites were designed to run with the bandwidth constraints of a mobile phone in mind.  Most of the early WAP solutions were well know websites like ESPN.com and AOL.com.  When WAP was created, cell phone users began to be able to access their stocks and game scores right from their phone.  The visibility was low, but the possibilities were endless.

Then Google decided to take a stab at it.  Google took a new approach, revamping the system that drove wireless application development.  This created competition among services, and that’s when the big boys came out to play.  In 2007 all of the largest mobile companies in the world formed the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) which developed a platform called the Android project.  Google sponsored the project, offering $10 million dollars in prizes to encourage Android developers to create applications for mobile devices.
The biggest draw to the Android platform is it is free to develp on.  Without charging membership or royalty fees, Android has become a popular mobile platform.  Android applications can also be developed in familiar programming languages to developers such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, and more recent versions of Mac OS X.
As the mobile environment continues to grow, so do our mobile applications at Scout, Inc.  Currently, Scout users can use our Mobile Order Entry (MOE) to manage a warehouse on the go.  Because topShelf is cloud based, you now have instant visibility and optimization of your supply chain with features like bar-code scanning, cycle counting, shipping and receiving, and work order management.  For a business that’s looking to grow, topShelf has all the tools needed to put you ahead of the competition.

In order to understand how far we have come from a mobile telephone being used for just calls, to where we are today and into the future let’s take a brief look back at how phone applications originally came to pass.

First on the scene was Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) which was basically a stripped-down version of HTTP. WAP sites were designed to run with the bandwidth constraints of a mobile phone in mind. Most of the early WAP solutions were well know websites like ESPN.com and AOL.com. When WAP was created, cell phone users began to be able to access their stocks and game scores right from their phone. The visibility was low, but the possibilities were endless.

Then Google decided to take a stab at it. Google took a new approach, revamping the system that drove wireless application development. This created competition among services, and that’s when the big boys came out to play. In 2007 all of the largest mobile companies in the world formed the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) which developed a platform called the Android project. Google sponsored the project, offering $10 million dollars in prizes to encourage Android developers to create applications for mobile devices.

The biggest draw to the Android platform is it is free to develp on. Without charging membership or royalty fees, Android has become a popular mobile platform. Android applications can also be developed in familiar programming languages to developers such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, and more recent versions of Mac OS X.

As the mobile environment continues to grow, so do our mobile applications at Scout, Inc. Currently, Scout users can use our Mobile Order Entry (MOE) to manage a warehouse on the go. Because topShelf is cloud based, you now have instant visibility and optimization of your supply chain with features like bar-code scanning, cycle counting, shipping and receiving, and work order management. For a business that’s looking to grow, topShelf has all the tools needed to put you ahead of the competition.

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