• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Ron McLeod
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Paul Clapham
Sheriffs:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Junilu Lacar
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • fred rosenberger
  • salvin francis
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Frits Walraven
  • Carey Brown

registration of signature on handheld device

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 234
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 58
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
Ranch Hand
Posts: 234
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 231
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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 ]
 
Our first order of business must be this tiny ad:
Thread Boost feature
https://coderanch.com/t/674455/Thread-Boost-feature
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic