Thursday Aug 06, 2009

Java ME: LWUIT Upgrades


For those developers working on apps for today's feature phones, the Java Swing-inspiredLWUIT has long been a good option for making good looking UIs such as these. And its just part of the all-devices-in-one Java ME SDK 3.0.

Last month LWUIT made its 1.2 release with a raft of new features, paying particular attention to a revamped way of inserting style into components and backgrounds, and a newly online designer tool (seems to be all the rage these days).

And, as an open source project, others appear to be doing it with LWUIT too: its been ported to a new mini-Java ME VM called Jelatine, and can be upgraded to display text tfel-ot-thgir.

Monday Mar 09, 2009

Java ME: LWUIT, as seen on TV


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.
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