Oracle WebCenter Portal enables you to surface pages and content over multiple types of channels. For example, you can surface your application in a browser, and simultaneously surface your application in a handheld device with a look and feel that is more appropriate for mobile devices.
WebCenter Portal's suite of Representational State Transfer (REST) services allows developers to access and deliver social computing and base portal services to any device. REST is typically used with Rich Internet Applications (RIA) that are client-side scripted and require the ability to interact with data from a server-side application. For example, the WebCenter Portal: Spaces iPhone app uses WebCenter Portal's REST APIs to interact with a WebCenter Portal: Spaces application. The native iPhone client is written in Objective-C, and the REST APIs enable the client to send and retrieve application data. The app enables business end-users, managers and executives to manage and participate in professional connections, group projects and dynamic online communities via iPhone.