The World Wide Telecom Web Browser

The World Wide Telecom Web (WWTW) consists of interconnected voice applications (called as VoiceSites) that can be accessed by a regular phone call. A user can interact with a VoiceSite only through speech. This is extremely relevant in developing regions where the literacy levels are low, Internet penetration is low and phone penetration is high. In this paper, we present the WWTW browser, that enables these users to experience the same browsing experience as is available on the World Wide Web. Since the WWTW can be accessed through a dumb phone instrument, the WWTW browser actually resides in the network. The browser can be accessed by making a phone call to a specific number, and standard browsing features such as back, forward, bookmarking, history are supported. This paper presents the concept, design, implementation and limited usability feedback of the WWTW browser.

By: Sheetal K Agarwal, Anupam Jain, Arun Kumar, Amit Anil Nanavati, Nitendra Rajput

Published in: RI09004 in 2009


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