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John Ryan
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Hi all,
Much has been written about how devices that implement the MIDP will be able to download applications wirelessly. However no concrete example of how this will be implemented can be found. It seems that this ability to download wirelessly is dependant on the implementation of the application management.
According to documentation downloading MIDlets via an application manager through a serial cable connection, IrDA and Bluetooth or over a cellular network is/will be possible. It looks like the choice of implementation will be down to the Hardware/OS provider.
Does anyone know of any company that has specified how this application management is to be implemented. I'm aware that a number of companies have demo'ed this wireless download of applications/MIDlets.
Wouldnt it be nice if some standard existed that specified exactly how MIDlets can be downloaded wirelessly similarily to that provided in the JavaPhone API.???
Regards
John
 
Mark Herschberg
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You are correct, the JAM mentioned in the MIDP spec is device specific. Most MIDP implementations, including Sun's, Motorola's, and RIM's, document how to download applications onto the device.
With Sun's, you can get the source code and see how it's implemented.
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John Ryan
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
You are correct, the JAM mentioned in the MIDP spec is device specific. Most MIDP implementations, including Sun's, Motorola's, and RIM's, document how to download applications onto the device.
With Sun's, you can get the source code and see how it's implemented.
--Mark
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Hi Mark,
Could you tell me exactly where to find this source code. Is it part of the Micro Edition Wireless Toolkit???
Thanks,
John
 
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