Wireless Presence and Instant Messaging
The advances of new technologies and the convergence of different communication media are changing not only our means and modes of communication with other people, but the notion of connectivity itself. ‘Presence’ awareness is becoming a key issue, facilitated by Instant Messaging applications, mobile phones, wireless handheld devices and location tracking. This report aims to identify the most important issues related to Instant Messaging and Presence enabled applications for wireless devices. Key developments, implementation problems, likely applications and benefits are analysed in this study.