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Power Browser: Efficient Web Browsing for PDAs

Buyukkokten, O. and Garcia-Molina, H. and Paepcke, A. and Winograd, T. (1999) Power Browser: Efficient Web Browsing for PDAs. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab. (Publication Note: Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference (CHI 2000) April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands)




ABSTRACT We have designed and implemented new Web browsing facilities to support effective navigation on Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) with limited capabilities: low bandwidth, small display, and slow CPU. The implementation supports wireless browsing from 3Com's Palm Pilot. An HTTP proxy fetches web pages on the client's behalf and dynamically generates summary views to be transmitted to the client. These summaries represent both the link structure and contents of a set of web pages, using information about link importance. We discuss the architecture, user interface facilities, and the results of comparative performance evaluations. We measured a 45% gain in browsing speed, and a 42% reduction in required pen movements.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Web; Browser; PDA (Personal Digital Assistant); PalmPilot; Wireless; HTTP; Proxy
Subjects:Computer Science > Mobile Computing
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:387
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 16:28

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