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Getting from server to the phone

Jerry Shaw
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Joined: Sep 29, 2002
Posts: 1
Hey, all!
This is a newbie question. I have my jar/jad files up on my server. I have my MIME types added (for jar, jad, and even wml). Now, how do I get the darn phone to download the application?
The phone I'm using is Sprint's A500, which has a WAP browser. As I understand it, you're supposed to browse to a "link" which will cause the phone to download the jad, then the jar (using the URL within the jad). Right?
But what are these "links"? Do I need a wml resource (with these "links") that the phone downloads and uses? I don't know anything about wml, and I haven't been able to find any applicable examples. Just browsing to the jad file didn't work, but I'm not sure which way to go.
H-e-e-l-p!!
Liam Quinn
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Joined: Jan 18, 2002
Posts: 35
Browsing to the JAD file directly should work, although I haven't tested with an A500.
Anyway, it's usually easier for the user to browse to a WML page that links to the JAD. Here's an example WML document for that:

Then you can just give out the URL of the WML page, and you can include more details or instructions in the WML.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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