I recently purchased a Handspring Visor and am interested in Java development for Palm OS. Is J2ME the appropriate Java technology for this? Where is a good place to start? I'm already browsing java.sun.com for some articles, but I'd also be glad for any tips so I don't waste my time with material would be more beneficial. Thanks, Layne
I believe sun has software called MDIP it is a piece of software that converts j2me programs in to PRC files also www.datarepresentations.com has some software that does the same thing but costs money. ur on the right trach i too have a palm and have been working on doing the exact same thing. have fun
posted 16 years ago
So does anyone have any suggestions about where to start learning how to program with J2ME? I'd sure like to buy a book or get some tutorials on-line. Any referals, especially as to a good book to buy, will be greatly appreciated. I would like the book to have a good explanation about running my programs under Pilot OS. Any suggestions?
Sun's MIDP for PalmOS is a good place to start. I have used it and it can get smaller jobs done. If you still want something for free and you do not mind a 100MB download, you might want to take a look at : IBM's WebSphere Device Developer In earlier versions, this product had some quality problems, but it has gotten better. I do not think that Sun is going to do any more releases for Palm. This morning I submitted a question to Sun's J2ME chat about a new Palm release and the response negative and suggested that Sun expects the other vendors to pick up the slack.
Andrew W. Morrow
posted 16 years ago
Thank you for the input. I decided to by Core J2ME, and it's got some good stuff so far. I'm learning about the MIDP API, but I haven't downloaded the software that will convert a JAR file into the format that Palm OS needs. I hope to eventually get there as I already have some AWT apps that I would like to port to my Palm. Does WebSphere use Java technology? I'd also be interested in learning other technologies used to develop for Palm-based devices. From what I've seen, you can use C and C++. I know this isn't necessarily the right place to ask, so where can I start looking into other languages that can be used for Palm OS development?
It looks like Kada Systems will be supporting MIDP on the Palm. The word I have from a sales guy there that they are targeting a release for late Feb. They have just released a version of MIDP for the PocketPC. Check out their Mobile Developers Network at http://mdn.kadasystems.com/ Nancy [ January 30, 2003: Message edited by: Nancy Lehrer ]
Nancy Lehrer<br />Lead Solutions Architect<br />Amgen Inc.