|Frequently Asked Question||Answer|
|Is it free to develop a biNu application?||Yes, it is free. All you need to do is register your details with us.|
|How many biNu applications can I create on the platform?||You are free to create as many biNu apps as you like. There are no limits imposed and we encourage developers to write as many apps as they can.|
|Which handsets are compatible with biNu apps?||Any handsets that run Java and have a data connection are able to support a biNu application.|
|How many people use handsets that are compatible with biNu apps?||The vast majority of mobile phone users in the world use handsets that are capable of running Java, and hence biNu apps.|
|What type of mobile network is required to run biNu applications?||Because of the highly compressed nature of biNu communications, these apps can easily run on 2G networks and obviously also on 3G networks. biNu apps are well suited to the massive emerging markets in Asia where 2G networks are still largely prevalent and data rates are high in comparison to income.|
|How fast are applications running on the biNu platform?||biNu apps are normally 4-5 times faster than similar apps running in a standard phone browser.|
|What makes biNu apps faster?||The biNu server does all the processing which is a lot faster than processing on the handset. The server also compresses data responses for optimum data transmission speed and low bandwidth usage.|
|What languages are supported by the biNu platform.||Unlike other platforms, biNu supports all languages, no matter what languages are supported or installed on the user's handset.|
|How does biNu support all languages?||The biNu server processes all responses and creates a matrix of images that make up the final display on the handset. Because the result is an image, any language, text or font can be displayed independent of the handset language support.|
|What is biNu XML?||biNu XML is simply an XML markup schema designed by biNu to allow a content app to communicate rendering instructions to the biNu server. The server renders the mobile phone layout in accordance with the XML and in turn sends a set of instructions and characters (glyphs) to the biNu java client on the mobile phone for display to the end user.|
|What environment variables are available for me to use in my apps?||The built-in environment variables you can use are screen size, IP address of the handset, and user agent of the browser on the handset.
User agent may be used in order to know what type of handset a person is using so that, for example, advertisements could be better targeted.
|Are biNu XML tags case sensitive?||Yes, so your XML tags should use the same case as you find in the samples and reference sections on this site.|