Friday, October 4, 2002 06:19 AM
Well. This is just another web application with database functionality -- except for that you need an SMS/WAP interface for communicating with the server.
Most importantly, you need some kind of method for securing the purchase process. SSL is an option (for WAP), application level security is another.
Then, if not using WAP, you need to agree with different mobile operators about sending SMS messages downstream (server->terminal) because not all of them give you the actual phone number of the terminal in use.
It is feasible (I am working on a global solution in this field right now), but requires a hell of a lot work to produce a well-designed, well-performing system (depending on the requirements, of course).