Java ME: LWUIT, as seen on TV
By dannycoward on Mar 09, 2009
Those developers who like a more Java and Swing based approach to GUI development looking to reach more users in more place should know that the open source LWUIT is extending its reach beyond today's MIDP phones to the TV platform.
You can see LWUIT on TV in this short video. A little like the JavaFX runtime, which runs over an underlying Java SE runtime (suitably consumerized), or a Java ME CLDC runtime, LWUIT runs atop today's Java ME CLDC runtime (like, for example, on this touch-enabled Samsung F480), and now the CDC based TV platform.
For developing on TV, you can get the SDK and emulator here. All works with NetBeans 6.1 or later.
Also a little like the JavaFX studio showcase for JavaFX apps, if you make a LWUIT application, you can have it showcased here for all to see, alongside the apps for anything from weight watching, visual voicemail to picking lottery numbers already on show.
And stay tuned to Joe's blog; he's been creating a full end-to-end mobile app on the Glassfish server with LWUIT.