Monday Apr 16, 2012

I feel the need, the Need for Speed--using Java ME technology

Here's your chance to race and fine tune your ultimate street racing VEE-hik-cahl. All on your Java ME tech-enabled phone that is.

See:

Need for Speed on Java ME

Here's a quote:

 Experience thrilling, high-RPM 
 racing in Need For Speed Prostreet 
 mobile! The groundbreaking 
 franchise explodes out of the 
 underground and goes legit. Hit 
 the track at sanctioned events, 
 strap yourself into 16 licensed 
 cars for edge-of-your-seat action.
If it's action you want, then Java ME has what you need: The Need for Speed!

Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Zombiewood for your Java ME tech-enabled Nokia C3

Zombies... Zoooombies... Here come the zombies in the new Zombiewood game for your Java ME technology-enabled Nokia C3. Watch the video to check it out.

See:

Zombiewood on Java ME Nokia C3

If you had two handguns and a couple sticks of dynamite, I'm sure you'd be looking to shoot zombies and collect giant floating gold coins spinning on the sidewalk. 'Cause that's what you do in that situation, right?

Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Kronos Workforce Mobile Apps (w/Java ME tech) lets bosses and staff work better

The Kronos Workforce Mobile apps let bosses spy on their workers, and let workers do what workers do best (uh, you know, work?), all using Java ME technology.

See:

Enable your Mobile Workforce w/Kronos

Here's a quote:

 Kronos® Workforce Mobile™ Manager – 
 allows managers to use their 
 devices to monitor workforce 
 operations, resolve exceptions, 
 and respond quickly to employee 
 requests.

 Kronos Workforce Mobile Employee – 
 enables employees to track their 
 work in real time, quickly and 
 easily review information such 
 as their schedules and timecards, 
 and request time off.

 Kronos mobile applications are 
 delivered as native applications 
 for [blah-blah-blah].  A JavaME 
 option is also available, which 
 runs on a wide range of feature 
 phones. 
Good stuff for the enterprise. Java ME technology helps run the mobile enterprise. I like that. Kinda catchy...

Friday Apr 06, 2012

WhatsApp Chat Messenger available for Java ME phones

If you like sending SMS text messages from your Java ME tech-enabled mobile phone without having to pay carrier charges, then WhatsApp Messenger is for you.

See:

Don't pay, Use Java ME WhatsApp

Here's a quote:

 Free WhatsApp Messenger Download 
 For S40 Java Phone now Available. 
 The IM chat app whatsapp was earlier 
 targeted on high end/cross-platform 
 mobile phone with support for 
 messaging exchange, SMS messages, 
 send and receive pictures, exchange 
 of videos and audios, share your 
 location with your contacts etc. 
So, be a cheap-skate. It's OK. You're entitled. As long as you use WhatsApp and Java ME technology, that is.

Thursday Apr 05, 2012

Getit serves up local search in India with Java ME tech

Did you ever wonder where to get a good lamb vindaloo while you are visiting in Mumbai? Well, you need to get Getit then.

See:

Getit gets it on Java ME

Here's a quote:

 Getit, the company which provides 
 local search facility and free 
 classifieds services in India, 
 has announced the official 
 release of the Getit Local 
 Search Mobile app for Indian 
 users. The app can be downloaded 
 from the Mobango app store, ... 
 [and]... is available for all 
 platforms like [blah-blah-blah], 
 [yadda-yadda-yadda], Java, Blackberry, 
 Symbian etc...
Getit gets it because they ported to the Java ME platform, the most ubiquitous mobile platform out there, and because they know when you want to find a good vindaloo, you want to find a good vindaloo!

Tuesday Apr 03, 2012

E-books make smart kids using Java ME mobile phones

Worldreader has been distributing e-books on Kindle devices to children in sub-Saharan Africa to teach the students how to read. But now, Worldreader has also created a Java ME app that helps even more students in developing countries to have access to free books.

See:

Reaching more students w/Java ME

Here's a quote:

 In many African countries, 80 
 percent of the population owns 
 a cell phone. Up to now, 
 Worldreader has focused on 
 distributing Kindles to 
 classrooms (the organization’s 
 founder is former Amazon exec, 
 but by making e-books available 
 via cell phones the organization 
 can reach a much wider group of 
 readers.
Using technology to teach kids how to read in developing nations is a good way to use mobile devices like Java ME feature phones--a lot better than trying to slingshot cartoon angry birds at green pigs on those other platforms, doncha think?

Thursday Mar 29, 2012

No more: "What was my password again? Was it 12345 or 123456?"

Keep track of all your passwords with this Java ME password tracker on your Java feature phone.

See:

Java ME KeePassMobile

Here's a quote:

 You can put all your passwords in 
 one database, which is locked with
 one master key and/or a key file.
 ...
 KeePassMobile is a password manager 
 software for mobile phones (J2ME 
 platform) that is compatible to 
 KeePass. With KeePassMobile you are 
 able to store all your passwords in 
 a highly-encrypted KeePass (1.x*) 
 database on your mobile phone and
 view them on the go!
Don't leave home without it! And, don't forget your master password either, because if you do... you're pretty much fried with Y-rays.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

Look after your tribe of Pygmies with Java ME technology

Here's a game that is crossing over from the iDrone to the more lucrative Java ME cell phone market.

See:

Pocket God on Java ME

Here's a quote:

 Massive casual iPhone hit 
 Pocket God has parted the
 format waves and walked over 
 to the land of Java mobiles,
 courtesy of AMA.

 The game sees you take
 control of an omnipotent, 
 omnipresent, and (possibly) 
 naughty deity, looking after 
 your tribe of Pygmies...
Everyone knows that there are more Java ME feature phones than grains of sand on a Pocket God island beach. So, when iDrone games are done piddlying around on a lesser platform, they move over to Java ME where things are really happening.

Friday Mar 23, 2012

Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs: in Java technology (3/2012)

If you're looking for an opportunity to work on the latest Java technology, we have some job openings on our team. We are currently planning some pretty cool projects that you would work on!

See Java Technology Jobs at Oracle:

Req IRC1722640

Req IRC1722647

Req IRC1722654

So, check it out. You'll get the opportunity to program Java devices, work on cutting edge embedded platforms, and a get an assigned free blog at the Oracle blog site too. Won't that be fun? :)

Thursday Mar 22, 2012

GPS feature big on mobile phones, oh yeah, they can make voice calls and text too

Here's a Web article stating the oh-so-obvious: One of the most useful things a cell phone can do is give you GPS location.

See:

Cell Phones Give Location

Here's a quote:

 Now, majority of GPS receivers 
 are built into mobile phones, 
 with varying degrees of coverage 
 and user accessibility. 
 Commercial navigation software 
 is available for most 21st 
 century smartphones as well as 
 some Java-enabled phones that 
 allows them to use an internal 
 or external GPS receiver.
Wow. That's really big news. (face palm) Next thing we know, the Web site at stating-the-obvious.com, is going to tell us that the Internets will bring us news, sports, and entertainment right to our fingertips.

Tuesday Mar 20, 2012

What are your intentions with Java technology, Big Red?

Here's another article (this time from TechCentral) giving the roadmap of what's intended to be done with Java technology moving forward toward Java SE 8, 9, 10 and beyond.

See:

Oracle outlines Java Intentions

Here's a quote:

 Under the subheading, "Works 
 Everywhere and With Everything," 
 Oracle lists goals like scaling 
 down to embedded systems and up 
 to massive servers, as well as 
 support for heterogeneous 
 compute models.
If our group is going to get Java working "Everywhere and With Everything", we'd better get crackin'! We have to especially make more room in our lab, if we need to fit "Everything" in there to test... "Everything" takes up a lot of room!

Monday Mar 19, 2012

New qeep app for Java ME feature phones: meet qeepy people

Is it "qeepy" if you meet people by using your cell phone instead of, you know, talking to them? Nah. Not if it's a Java ME cell phone!

See:

Use Qeep to Meet Peeps

Here's a quote:

 Qeep is a free app, and compatible 
 with over 1,000 Java-enabled feature 
 phones...
 ...
 Qeep is one of the world's largest 
 mobile gaming and social discovery 
 platforms. Members of the mobile 
 community can play live multiplayer 
 games; blog photos; send sound 
 attacks, text messages and virtual 
 gifts; and meet new friends 
 worldwide.
So, go on. Go, use Qeep on your Java ME feature phone to play multiplayer games, blog photos, and meet new friends worldwide. No one will think that you're weird... Not much, at least.

Thursday Mar 15, 2012

Didmo did mo' to advance Java ME technology than other companies

Here's a company that's keeping Java ME tech real in the field. DIDMO is the creator of Magmito, a user-generated mobile content creation service. That's a good thing to have when there are so many mobile platforms out there to choose from.

See:

Didmo does mo'

Here's a quote:

 DIDMO's mission is to deliver the 
 market leading mobile application 
 generator. We will achieve this by 
 meeting the growing market demand 
 for a true end-to-end solution for 
 easy mobile content creation and 
 universal delivery. Our software 
 offering will incorporate an award-
 winning toolset with universal 
 reach (from Java to [that other 
 platform]), 
Make an app today! Just make sure it's a Java ME app...

Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

Too Cool! TW810 Watch/Phone with Java ME technology

This is way cool! A tiny watch and mobile phone that fits on your wrist and runs Java ME technology. Nice.

It continues to amaze me what people are still doing with Java ME technology. It proves that Java ME has a very long life indeed...

See:

Too Cool! Java ME watch/phone

It's got:
 Quad Band: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHZ
 Single sim cards single standby
 Screen: 1.5 inch high definition touch 
   screen, QVGA, 320x240
 One Camera: 0.3 Mega pixel camera, put 
   out the biggest size is 1280x1024
 MP3 background play, equalizer
 Video: 3GP, MP4, full screen, forward 
   and pause
 Bluetooth A2DP
 Sound recorder
 Video player and recorder, Audio player 
   supported
 Memory: built-in 1016.5K, extend TF card 
   to 8GB max
 ...
 Alarm clock: 4 groups, support alarm clock
 Games: supports Java games!!!!

Way cool!!!

Monday Mar 12, 2012

Say what you want, Java ME tech was never as fragmented as Android is now

You can complain all you want about the past Java ME platform fragmentation, but according to the following Web reference from Mika Mobile, nothing compares to the suckiness of the current Android fragmentation for mobile developers as evidenced by Mika Mobile having to spend "thousands of dollars purchasing various devices on which to test its Android apps". Nice going, Android.

See:

Mika Mobile abandoning Android

Here's a quote:

 Game developer Mika Mobile has 
 announced that it will no longer 
 be supporting Android since the 
 platform is simply not lucrative 
 enough to justify the development 
 and support costs it requires.
At least with Java ME technology, there was no false claim of "Don't be evil" like Mika Mobile experienced with Android.

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