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Nadia Hamdy
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Hi,
It is the first time for me to make an SMS application. please I need some guidelines for developing this application. and which JSR will help me
I'm using eclipse, eclipseME plugin and WTK. is their any additional tools I've to get?

Also I'm going to develop another application using HTTP connection between a mobile and a server which sends XML file to the mobile, parse it and put it in a form and also send XML file from the mobile to the server.
I need only some guidelines for HTTP and XML technologies.

Thanks for help in advance
Nadia
 
Nadia Hamdy
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please could anyone reply me for my questions

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Ulf Dittmer
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What is an "SMS application"? Does it run on a server or a cell phone? Does it send, receive or process SMS?

I don't know what WTK is, but Eclipse is just an IDE. it does not have any SMS capabilities.

The http://faq.javaranch.com/java/JavaIoFaq links to a couple of libraries that can handle sending SMSes.
 
Nadia Hamdy
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I meant by SMS application that I want to develop an application that sends/receives SMSs to/from cell phone

WTK is Wireless ToolKit, I mean that I use eclipse and WTK to develop J2ME application

Thanks for the link
 
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SMS is a one-shot messaging technology that can transmit up to 160 characters per message. Somewhat like the UDP network protocol, but using the phone network, plus possibly a gateway service.

Presently a lot of phones have fairly complete HTML browsers built in. They act as separate stand-alone programs from any JME apps you might be running. The main differences between phone web pages and their desktop equivalents are screen size (typically something like 320x240 pixels) and limited add-ons - they often won't support Flash or at best only something like Flash Light.

JME apps can typically send and recieve tcp/ip data streams including HTML and XML, but you'd have to check the device capabilities for the devices you plan to run on to see if they also include parsing/formatting services.
 
Matthew Flint
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You need the Wireless Messaging API, JSRs 120 and 205:
http://java.sun.com/products/wma/index.jsp
 
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