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Is GWT the door to iPhone for Java developers?

 
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Analysis: Is the iPhone an Opportunity for Java Developers?
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Interesting article.

But there is a huge difference between what GWT does and running Java apps on the iPhone in a full-blown JRE.

When it all comes down to it, GWT produces a web application that sends HTML and script to a browser just like any other web application. The fact that this interface is "compiled" from Java code is moot at that point.
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What I find very interesting is that the iPhone will be running full OS X and a full browser (albeit without applet or Flash support), rather than some dimpy-doodle watered down WAP browser.

Even without applets and Flash, it opens up a whole new opportunity for mobile web apps that aren't possible on less capable devices.

Meaning, of course, that GWT apps will likely find a good home on the iPhone (just not as anything to do with Java as noted in my previous post) along with other Ajax-enabled rich internet apps. The only possible sticky point that I can see is how the iPhone gestures translate into JavaScript events. Remains to be seen...

Unfortunately, I don't have the scratch to plop down just to get one to play around with. And I'm not on-the-go enough to warrant justifying it as a legitamate business tool.
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