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Making Mobile App Sleak

 
Deepan Devadasan
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Hi Folks,

I am currently working on a mobile application..

Though it is functionality driven, the customers are demanding for glossy outlook too....

Many of you must have already seen how good Gmail's mobile module looks...

Does anyone know how they've managed to come up something like that...

I've heard about J2ME Polish..

I think it is expensive...

Is there an alternative way to do it...

I would interested to know about how Gmail has done its one

Thanks in advance
 
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J2ME polish is expensive. I thought it was free. J2ME polish is the best solution to make prettier apps.

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Eduardo Marques
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I thought so too ... although it is free for GPL projects, commercial use is expensive:

http://www.j2mepolish.org/licenses.html
[ March 17, 2007: Message edited by: Eduardo Marques ]
 
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Originally posted by Eduardo Marques:
I thought so too ... although it is free for GPL projects, commercial use is expensive:

http://www.j2mepolish.org/licenses.html

[ March 17, 2007: Message edited by: Eduardo Marques ]


Wow. Amazing. They must have introduced that relatively recently. Maybe at most 2 years ago. But, now I am going to start rethinking my "promoting" it to other people.

If you want a commercial product, you can sell it through them and not have to pay for a license.

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Rashid Mayes
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There are plenty of sleak J2ME apps. You can create your own glossy UI by using the low level graphics api. It will give you control over every pixel drawn. It helps to have an eye for layouts/colors.

Start by building the basic widgets. You can see examples on java.sun.com and SE's developer site. Or just google something like J2ME+widget.

This may be of interest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M3GYhMSxrU&feature=PlayList&p=2FE22B9F3F6C9029&index=2
 
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