Friday Aug 17, 2007

Chase down Cash with Java ME technology

LOC-AID has come up with a Java ME app that allows companies (like radio stations) compel listeners to make complete fools of themselves running around from location to location, getting traffic tickets and causing mayhem, all in the name of greed. Nice. Well, at least they use Java ME technology. :-)

See:

In the name of cash: Java ME

Here's a quote:

 The "Dash for Cash" game 
 demonstrated the LOC-AID 
 mobile marketing platform...
 to create branded location-
 aware mobile marketing 
 campaigns such as... 
 promotions, scavenger hunts 
 or point-to-point "chases"
 ... as a downloadable 
 application in Java...

Friday Apr 20, 2007

5 Ds of sitting next to Java ME motion sensing cell phones

Watch out! NTT DoCoMo will be selling motion sensing cell phones (just like the Wii console gamepads) that can play games like Boxing by mimicking punches using real gestures on your cell phone.

See:

Duck! Motion Sensing Java ME enabled cell phones!

Here's a quote:

 NTT DoCoMo Inc. will begin 
 selling in May three cell 
 phones that offer motion 
 sensitive gaming like that 
 possible with Nintendo Co. 
 Ltd.'s Wii games console
Great... Now all over Japan, people will be playing these games on their Java ME cell phones while the other passengers have to practice the 5 D's of sitting next to Motion Sensing cell phone users: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge.

Monday Apr 09, 2007

What you gon' do with all that Java ME enabled cash?

At the CTIA Wireless conference, Jeremy Goldberg used his Java ME technology-enabled cell phone to win $10,000 in cash after finishing first in the Dash for Cash, location-based cell phone scavenger hunt. He won the hunt, the hunt, thehunt-thehunt-thehunt... The lovely wireless scavenger hunt.

See:

What will he spend the money on from his hunt, his hunt, his lovely Java ME hunt?

Watch your hard-earned Java ME money, Jeremy! Before you know it, you'll be spending all your money on that junk, that junk inside that trunk...

Monday Nov 27, 2006

Project Desert Sand (storm): Oasis: A Java ME puzzle for your cell phone

Instead of spreading our myopic view of what democracy is throughout the Middle East as some ex-Secretaries of Defense would have us believe we should do, why can't we build some nice irrigation channels with Java ME technology?

See:

Oasis Game for your Java ME mobile phone

Here's a quote:

 Drought!!! Sandstorm has dried out 
 channels! Restore the channel 
 system in Sahara desert and make 
 the oasis alive.
Ah, there. Don't you feel much better now. Java ME promotes World Peace, a fine thing during the holiday season. :-)

Tuesday Nov 14, 2006

Do people really need to read e-mails all the darn time?

I guess people do really need to read e-mail messages from their cell phones, otherwise it wouldn't be such a killer Java ME technology-enabled app. Here's yet another Java ME e-mail program for your mobile phone.

See:

MovaMail - YAJMEEC - Yet Another Java ME E-mail Client

Here's a quote:

 MovaMail, officially released 
 an all-new build of MovaMail to 
 consumers worldwide.  MovaMail 
 allows consumers to access 
 their current email services 
 including WebMail, POP, and 
 IMAP from their... java-enabled 
 mobile phone... [which] 
 maximize[s] the capabilities 
 of today's MIDP 2.0 mobile 
 phones...
Put the Java ME cell phone down. Stop reading all those e-mails. Unplug, unwind, relax... Ah... There, doesn't that feel better now. No? You gotta see if someone responded to your report you just sent? OK. Go ahead... check your e-mail from your cell phone. Yes, that's it... See where that will lead you... >:-) Heh, heh, heh...

Monday Nov 13, 2006

Java ME tech catches a qode

Neomagic has a cool Java ME technology-enabled app for your cell phone that lets you scan a barcode or 2-D code on a product and view info (like a mobile movie preview clip) on that product. Nifty!

See:

Caught a Qode

Here's a quote:

 qode(R) reader works with 
 camera phones, letting 
 users "click" on two-
 dimensional "smart codes" 
 to connect directly to 
 targets
Here's a video on what that looks like. Watch as the customer scans the Blockbuster DVD case barcode and gets Denzel delivered to the cell phone screen. (Uh, couldn't the customer have picked a better movie? Man on Fire??? C'mon, Die Hard is much better. Or, even Aliens vs. Predator! But, Man on Fire???)

Sunday Nov 12, 2006

Java ME technology has been OPEN SOURCED! Woo-hoo! Let's celebrate!

Finally, after months of preparation, the folks here in the Java ME group are happy to announce that Java ME technology is now open source! Click on the link to the right to download the code, build it, run it, and use it to your heart's desire.

Use it now because it's open source under GPLv2 (not the pansy-a\*\* Apatchme license--we're talkin' OSI- and Richard Stallman-loving, free as in freedom, gen-yoo-ine, real-deal, GPL licensed software. Don't accept anything less!

See:

PhoneME project at java.net
(\*NOTE: Free "as in beer" java.net registration required)

It's time to celebrate! Click on this YouTube video and party up! WOO-HOO!!! :-)

Friday Nov 10, 2006

Lost? Get Mapping Software on a Java ME technology-enabled Nokia N95

Feeling a little lost (not as in the TV show)? Well, just whip out your Nokia N95 with Java ME technology and pull up your mapping software to figure out where the heck you are.

See this cool demo:

Watch this YouTube video of the Nokia N95 mapping app

Makes me want to run out and get a Nokia N95! Of course you'd probably have to get it on the gray market in the U.S. But, I can get you one for $500 cheap if you really want one.... (NOTE: I'm kidding! The actual price on the gray market is around $280, but I'll let you have one for $500 if you really want. Just gimme a couple days...). ;-)

Thursday Nov 09, 2006

Yahoo! A Java ME technology-enabled banner day

Yahoo! is going to add banner ads to their mobile services (like Mobile Search) on Java ME technology-enabled cell phones. A little tit-for-tat going on with Google, I see...

See:

Yahoo banner ads on your Java ME cell phone

Here's a quote:

 "Total numbers of consumers using 
 mobile Internet or data services 
 have really just taken off over 
 the past year," Leverich said.

 She pointed to increased user-
 awareness of the services 
 available, better mobile 
 devices, and faster mobile 
 networks. 
Well, if Yahoo! and Google are fighting it out over mobile customers (Yahoo! Mobile Search banner ads vs. Google Mobile GMail), it can only be good news for Java ME technology I would think. It's like Tupac and Biggie Smalls all over again. The question is: Which one is Biggie Smalls and which one is Tupac?

  Grab your glocks when you see 2pac
  Call the cops when you see 2pac, Uhh
  Who shot me,
  But, your punks didn't finish
  Now, you 'bout to feel the wrath of a menace
  <Engineers>, We hit 'em up
    Hit Em Up, Tupac

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