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J2ME development around the world

 
Chengwei Lee
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Hi guys,

I'm just wondering about the progress of J2ME development in various countries around the world. Whether does it have a strong presence or its still very much in its infancy stage.

Also, how many of us here had really done a commercial project using J2ME. If you're one of those lucky people, could you share your experiences in the development with us?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!
 
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Moving this to the J2ME forum...
 
Pavel Kubal
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Cheng,

I'm from Czech Republic. It's small country in central europe. Even here j2me has spreaded a lot. I've made several commercial midlets. For instance I had an offer to develop microjava game for 1.5k E. It can be finished in 6 weeks, so you can imagine markt in other countries.
 
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Originally posted by Pavel Kubal:
Cheng,

I'm from Czech Republic. It's small country in central europe. Even here j2me has spreaded a lot. I've made several commercial midlets. For instance I had an offer to develop microjava game for 1.5k E. It can be finished in 6 weeks, so you can imagine markt in other countries.


Hi Pavel,

From what I noticed, seems that J2ME is very commonly used for games application. It does bring in good money. And I'm sure you had coding it.

Have you done any business projects with it? Other than in the entertainment area.

Thanks for sharing!

 
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J2ME is much more than entertainment. IBM has developed (and is selling) many embedded Java devices for cars, homes and factories. The GPS system in your car and the camera app on your frig are probably based on J2ME.

If you move beyond "embedded" into "mobile" applications, the water is murky. At this time, most mobile business forms apps are based on PDAs (Palm or PPC). J2ME does not really fit there. But I think this is about to change really soon since PDA is a dying platform. I think a key technology that needs to be developed before J2ME can take off here is integrated barcode scanner and RFID detector on smartphones.
 
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I've developed several aplication, but all was for entertaining.
 
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