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Mobile Internet : J2ME ? WAP ? Persoanl Java Application ?

 
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Can someone point me to the right resources on developing a Mobile Internet Access ?
Is it possible to develop flash / movie clip kind of animation for Hand Phone ? What API should I use ? Will it be possible to deploy the same animation and application both on Website and Hand Phone ? Is WAP recomended for this development ?
What about the API for SMS and WAP ? Must I learn J2ME for this ?
What is the different between WAP and Personal Java Application for Nokia ?
Finally, where should I post J2ME related question in JavaRanch ? Is this the right forum ?
Thanks.
 
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Originally posted by Bill Ngu:
Can someone point me to the right resources on developing a Mobile Internet Access ?
Is it possible to develop flash / movie clip kind of animation for Hand Phone ? What API should I use ? Will it be possible to deploy the same animation and application both on Website and Hand Phone ? Is WAP recomended for this development ?
What about the API for SMS and WAP ? Must I learn J2ME for this ?
What is the different between WAP and Personal Java Application for Nokia ?
Finally, where should I post J2ME related question in JavaRanch ? Is this the right forum ?
Thanks.



No, J2ME applications are not able to display Flash/Shockwave animations - at least without some 3rd party libraries. I guess the same applies to MPEG, AVI, etc.
WAP and J2ME don't mix together. WAP is a protocol used to transfer WML pages (comparable with HTML) and J2ME doesn't include a WML renderer. In other words, you'd need to code one yourself which isn't the easiest task...
For SMS there is no standard API in J2ME (as far as I know) but the vendor APIs might provide you access to sending SMS messages.
A WAP application is just a web application with all the HTML replaced with WML. You don't code anything on the phone - the WAP/WML browser is provided by the phone vendor. A PersonalJava application is a piece of code residing on the phone - you code everything from user interface to communication.
 
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So,if I did the animation in gif file.. can the user view it using a Java Enable or WAP phone ?
 
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