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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What are you waiting for in the mobility area?

It is funny, I think I always waiting for new devices to show up and also support for new JavaME APIs. I think it is because I have dream...I would like work more mobile and to be able to create cooler Java applications for these new cool devices.

But what is the problem? times go and new devices show up on the market, I think it is opportunity for a JavaME developer with all these new cool devices. The problem is not with all new devices.
But what is the problem?

I think it is still hard to develop cool JavaME applications, I started to develop JavaME applications 2003, at that time I was very pleased with JavaME/CLDC1.0/MIDP1.0 and then later we got JavaME/CLDC1.1/MIDP2.0 and later more and more JavaME APIs.
I have one example, last week I got a new device, a Nokia E71, it is a really nice device!
I love it, but I can say "it is not for the JavaME support", the core JavME support is the same as years ago. I get so bored about that.

I think it is because the JCP process is very slow and that is the main problem, it takes to long time to release new JavaME support and sometimes there is no JavaME support at all in some devices. Read more about this at Daniel Rocha's blog Is the Java Community Process hindering innovation in JavaME.

I wondering how long will it take to get new devices with support for MIDP 3.0?
2-3 years? I get so bored about this, this it is not ok!!

But back to my question, what are you waiting for in the mobility area?

Devices I am waiting for:

JSR's I am waiting for:

Java support I am waiting for:
I am of course waiting for next JavaOne 2009 (too long, 264 days to next JavaOne) and next Java Mobile, Media and Embedded Deverloper Days Conference !!
I wondering will it also be a Java Mobile, Media and Embedded Deverloper Days Conference in Europe? (there was plans for that before)

2 comments:

Elle said...

+1 for "Mac support for Sun Wireless Toolkit (WTK)".
This is the thing I really need to fully migrate to Mac.

Ove Nordström said...

I agree about that Mac support for WTK is needed. My self, I have a Mac and because of that I have to run VMware Fusion + Windows XP to be able to develop JavaME applications.