Thursday, November 01, 2007

Back to the J2ME world

I have got a new assignment, for a J2ME midlet this time. Primary target is not a small cellphone, but the new BlackBerry Curve. This means we have to think differently, the BlackBerry has a muck better interface, larger screen and a qwerty keyboard. We have to make sure they are used the best way possible. My previous J2ME experience has been with cellphones from Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola, this is something different.

The BlackBerry environment means that additional preprocessing has to be done. Not a big thing, but yet another point that differs from PC/Windows client, where you just develop form Windows (possible verify on both XP and Vista) and don't care about the hardware. The J2ME platform is still not that mature (will it ever be?), you have to verify on the major phone brands, both that it works and looks OK.

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