WAP - (Wireless Application Protocol) - A global open standard for communication between mobile handsets, the Internet and other computer applications. WAP-based technology enables the design of advanced, interactive and real-time mobile services, such as mobile banking and Internet-based news services. The WAP Forum has consolidated into the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and no longer exists as an independent organization. The specification work from WAP continues within OMA and can be found on the OMA web site at: