WAP mean Wireless Application Protocol. This provides a consistent way of linking the Internet to mobile phones. WAP is a procedure of an application communication and is used to access services and information. It has been inherited from Internet standards.
WAP is used as a system to handle devices such as mobile phones and PDAs and is a protocol designed for micro browsers. Instead of regular HTML, WAP uses the mark up language called WML and also enables creation of web applications for mobile devices.
Before WAP was introduced, the service providers had extremely limited opportunities to offer interactive data service. Common place activities should be now supported by the Interactive data applications such as: Email by mobile phone, tracking of stock market prices, sport results, news headlines and music downloads.