Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Current mobile technologies summarised

A wikipedia explaination of Mobile development

Seems to sum up all the technologies in a good matrix

Following the link below:

Wikipedia: Mobile technologies summarised

Sunday, October 08, 2006


MS Windows Mobile

Nearly missed out on considering MS Windows Mobile devices.
This includes a whole range of smartphones, PDAs, Portable Media players etc.

Development will be based on the .NET platform.


Another Link for a series of webcast by Rory @ Microsoft to teach you on the development of Windows Mobile 5


Saturday, October 07, 2006


Adobe Flash Lite for Mobile Devices

Macromedia / Adobe released Flash Lite as a mobile platform for their reowned Flash technology.

The current release of Flash Lite 2.0 is not capable of communicating with Bluetooth, Infrared or the camera on a phone. Hence, restricting the interactivity between users. It acts more like a web-service, able to communicate through GPRS/3G networks.

The following link will provide a list of application that won the Mobile Flash Content Contest, most of which utilise web-services to provide users with information that are useful on-the-go:

A presentation by Chanda at the BREW2006 conference outlines a few specifics of this technology:

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


NetBeans IDE 6.0 to support Mac Mobility Pack

Previous distributions of Netbeans Mobility Pack were unable to support Mac.
According to the blog link below, by using the most recent build of Netbeans 6 and mobility pack 6, Mac users will also be able to develop J2ME apps.


*When configuring the Preverify details, remember to avoid the smart quotes and use your own "quotes" (hence, dont copy n paste)*

Alternatively, Jbuilder 2006 also offers support of J2ME development. However, a release for Mac OS is not yet available.


Sunday, October 01, 2006


Karaoke and Phones

A service offered by a Karaoke Chain store in Hong Kong, in corporation with Nokia, they offer a software to control the selection of songs in a Karaoke System. Customers will be able to use their own Nokia handset (with the software installed) to select, repeat, or stop the songs they are currently singing. Although no formal specifications, this is one of the appropriation that we are seeing with the expanded ability of mobile devices

URL: http://campaign.nokia.com.hk/karaoke/index.html


This article details the Karaoke Download service of Vodafone Live.
The V602SH and V601T phones have the ability to be connected with a TV set. While the phone itself can be used as a mic. It can be seen that the device is acting as the Karaoke system, hence replacing a unit in the Home-Hi-Fi system.

URL: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,116172-page,1/article.html


JSR 179: Location API for J2METM

Location Positioning API for J2ME


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