5.6 Acronyms and Abbreviations

Table 5.2: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acronym and meaning Description
MMS- Multimedia Messaging Service Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is a new standard in mobile messaging. The difference is that MMS can include not just text, but also sound, images and video.
Runtimes Execution environments for applications.
S60 A software platform for mobile phones using Symbian Operating System.
SA- System Attribute System Attribute.
SAPI- Service API A set of language-independent APIs integrated into S60 runtimes (WRT and Flash). These APIs are used to obtain specific information related to platform applications and device data.
SDK- Software Development Kit It is a set of programs used by a computer programmer to write application programs.
SMS- Short Messaging Service SMS is a service for sending short messages of up to 160 characters (224 characters if using a 5-bit mode) to mobile devices, including cellular phones, smartphones and PDAs.
URI- Uniform Resource Indicator Uniform Resource Indicator is a short string of characters that represent the address or location of resources, typically on the internet, and how that resource should be accessed.
URL- Universal Resource Locator A specially formatted sequence of characters representing a location on the internet.
WGS-84- World Geodetic System The World Geodetic System defines a fixed global reference frame for the Earth, for use in geodesy and navigation. The latest revision is WGS 84 dating from 1984, which will be valid up to about 2010.

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