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managing session between browser(http) and

 
Helen Thomas
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Would a Nokia 6820 be sufficient ? What do I need to look for in the mobile device .

I need a user to collect data on the field and be able to upload it via a browser in a secure session. I imagine the onus is on the http to maintain
the session details.

Also, a book reference that would help with this would be useful.

Is there a development IDE like Eclipse for Mobile devices.
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Are you trying to develop a browser app for mobile phones? Managing sessions is not a problem since most mobile browsers (WAP or XHTML-MP) support cookies. The rest of the session management work is done on the server side.
 
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It could be one of the following assuming they'd run on the Nokia 6820.

Swing GUI client

Browser Application

Web Services Application

I guess it would be easier to start with Swing since that's what most Java games are made up of and then move up the chain.

The application (many suppliers ) would just collect information like stock taking (hopefully seamlessly) and feed that into a browser application on the server side.

An Office PDA of sorts.
 
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Swing is not supported on Java phones. J2ME has its own API for user interface.
 
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Thanks Michael.
Forgot Swing was heavyweight. Browser app it be then.
Personal Shopper applications also. Imagine an employee in a small company wearing different hats and using a single mobile device for several tasks.

Web Service applications would be out of the question then ? It sounds as though the subject needs an entire site devoted to it , not just a forum.
Nice that it's here also.

Enterprise J2ME looks like the book for what I am after.
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This book also looks promising.
Is there likely to be lots of overlap - commonalities between a Bluetooth Java application and a Java browser app for mobile devices.
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