Archive of posts filed under the J2ME category.

Nokia Projects gets a refresh

Nokia Projects got a site refresh and get a look at the listed projects.

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Nokia donates Java runtime to Symbian

Via, Nokia announced that they will donate their Java runtime engine to the Symbian Foundation.
“The JRT is available in the latest Symbian Product Development Kit (PDK), which is the first PDK based on the Symbian^3 operating system”
“This means that developers can write Java applications for Symbian^3 devices, like the recently announced Nokia N8,” wrote [...]

OVI distribution: packaging and signing

Here is a great resource for packaging and signing for distributing content on the OVI Store.

“The packaging format for Flash Lite content distribution depends on the target environment. For Symbian devices, the content must be packaged into a SIS file, and for Series 40 devices, an NFL file.
SIS files must [...]

Mobile App Stores are wallet garder silos?!

After my previous post, Mobile App Stores 70/30 revenue split too little, is it a cartel?, Andrea posted a message on twitter which is a very well known issue for long time for anyone in the mobile space. Before there were carriers/operators that were the gate to get mobile content now OEM have been added [...]

GetJar: The first annual Getties Award

Here is a new award for mobile applications organized by GetJar: Getties Award
What: The first annual Getties Award
Why it’s cool: This is the first cross platform mobile app award program of its kind
Who: The Getties Award is put on by GetJar, the world’s second largest app store by downloads, after Apple. GetJar is also the [...]

OVI AppWizard rocks !!!

Yesterday Dale posted an interesting news about OVI AppWizard, a new service from Nokia OVI Publisher to create apps for the OVI Store. The idea is pretty simple. If you have a blog or site with an rss feed, the OVI AppWizard, takes your feed and creates a customized mobile application.
I asked yestarday to get [...]

SWFxME project released

Here is a great J2ME/Flash Lite project to extend capabilities of Flash Lite: SWFxME

This is a similar project to Jarpa but it can be used with Flash Lite 1.1 and so with higher number of mobile phones. It would be great to create a list of phones that can support this new tool.

Google Calendar Java application: GCal

Alessandro developed a great application to manage your Google Calendar: GCal

It would be great if I could add those entries to the phone calendar so that I can sync it with the OVI services too.

Enhancing the security prompting for Java apps, and Flash Lite ?

Via Developing for S60 some infos about enhancing the security prompting messages for Java, this should implemented for Flash Lite content too. If your application connects to the network, the Flash Lite player will prompt a similar message and that’s it! No more prompts if the user “Allow Always”.


Vision Mobile takes a look at Project Capuchin for Sony Ericsson

Vision Mobile blog has a nice post about the Adobe webcast that happened few weeks ago about Project Capuchin for Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Project Capuchin, SWF2JAR and more…

Via Richard, today there was an Adobe eSeminar about Sony Ericsson Project Capuchin, basicly Flash Lite and J2ME integration on Sony Ericsson mobile phones.

You can download the presentation from here.

Adobe eSeminar: Flash Lite meets Java ME on Sony Ericsson phones with Project Capuchin

On August 28th there will be an Adobe eSeminar on Flash Lite meets Java ME on Sony Ericsson phones with Project Capuchin
“Attend this complimentary seminar and discover how to develop intelligent applications with Adobe Flash Lite based, rich user experience interfaces. Sony Ericsson experts will guide you through this exciting mobile project by providing a [...]

Sony Ericsson Project Capuchin: Swf2Jar packaging for Flash Lite released !!

Via Mark, Sony Ericsson released the Flash Lite packaging tool swf2jar. Here is the download page.
“Swf2Jar 1.0 is an application for packaging a Flashâ„¢ file (.swf) into a MIDlet jar. The application supports setting Jad properties for the MIDlet, as well as signing the MIDlet. After packaging, the MIDlet can be transferred to a phone. [...]

Flash Lite/Java ME applications: MTV On Demand and Mobile Mtv Blog Uploader

Alessandro is the developer behind these two FlashLite/Java ME applications create for MVNO MTV Mobile powered by TIM:

Mtv On Demand
Mobile Mtv Blog Uploader

Here some interesting information:”Since there were specific requests, there was the need to build both a FlashLite and a Java ME version of this app: the first one was released for Nokia [...] launched !!

Scott launched a new site, It’s a site dedicated to job posting in the mobile space with emphasis on mobile technologies. Look at the site layout and you will understand the idea. Very cool!!

Sony Ericsson C905 is Flash Lite 2.0 enabled, Project Capuchin J2ME+Flash Lite

Via Hayden, the Sony Ericsson has announced a new phone, Sony Ericsson C905, which is the first phone supporting Project Capuchin J2ME+Flash Lite
Here more information on the specification of this phone with a mention of “Sony Ericsson Project Capuchin API” in the Java section.
Update: here is a white paper with some information on Flash Lite [...]

What’s the best Flash Lite business model ?

David has another interesting post regarding the different business models for Flash Lite content. He listed several which pretty much sums up the options available to developers to make money out of Flash Lite content. This is not an easy topic since there are many factors that outside developer’s control.
One thing that always surprise me [...]