IEEE Pervasive Computing

An authoring technology for multidevice web applications

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Multi-device authoring technology (MDAT) is developed which is an end-to-end development methodology and toolset for building interactive form-based Web applications that for multiple devices. MDAT's integrated development environment lets developers specify an application's common aspects as a device-independent generic application and then customize the application for specific devices. MDAT provides a visual generalization tool that translates legacy HTML pages into MDAT's device-independent page representation. The approach aims to minimize the incremental cost of supporting latest devices and to maximize the flexibility for device-specific customization.