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registration of signature on handheld device

 
bart zagers
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Hi,

we have developped a web application that is used from a handscanner with touchscreen that runs some Windows Pocket PC version.
Now we would like to register a signature. Someone signs on the touchscreen with a stylus and that is saved as a GIF (or something else), so that we could print it on a document.
Can it be done from the browser (and how)? Is it possible to use an applet?
Are there other options/alternatives?

thanks,

Bart.
 
Yuri Magrisso
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I don't think you can save a signature to a file from the browser on Pocket PC. Most likely you'll have to write a custom application, which embeds the browser as ActiveX.
The only JVM that runs on Pocket PC that I am aware of is IBM J9. I am not sure that it supports applets, though. And if you have to install something on the PDA, it will be easier to install your own application.
 
bart zagers
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I did some further searching and I have to agree it does not look good on running applets.
Does someone know of an existing solution instead of me having to write it myself?

Bart.
 
Eduardo Marques
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I don't really know if this is what you're looking for, but take a loot at ME4SE a J2ME emulator that runs on J2SE.

This apparently allows you to emulate a J2ME application as a J2SE applet or application.
A demo can be found here.
I don't know if you can "take off" the phone skin.
[ October 31, 2006: Message edited by: Eduardo Marques ]
 
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