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?
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.
posted 13 years ago
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?
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 ]