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MIDP Application

Enzo Chang

Joined: May 22, 2001
Posts: 4
I was just wondering, lets say I were to develop an application for handphones using MIDP for instance a game. How are the users going to install the game into the handphone? Will those Java phones have things like HotSync/Cradle used in Palm?
Jeffrey Ang

Joined: Mar 26, 2001
Posts: 6
I think one option for cell phone users is to download a new java app using GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). This is faster than other modes of data transmission and relatively less costly.
Yu Feng

Joined: May 31, 2001
Posts: 12
Typically, there are two ways to load MIDP applications to a cell phone.
The first method is to load MIDP programs via a data cable from your PC. For example, Motorola is offering such a package called JAL (Java Application Loader) with a data cable. https://commerce.motorola.com/idenonline/ideveloper/program/program_tools.cfm
The second method is to download MIDP programs from an Internet site over the wireless network, also called Over-the-Air provisioning. You can find more info at http://archives.java.sun.com/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0104&L=kvm-interest&P=R33103

Yu Feng<BR>Author of <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/193022009X/ref=ase_electricporkchop/107-7882751-0234939" TARGET=_blank rel="nofollow">JSP Tag Libraries</A><BR>View <A HREF="http://www.manning.com/shachor/chapters.html" TARGET=_blank rel="nofollow">Sample Chapters</A> on-line.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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