I've just been assigned a task to improve the codebase of a java ME game. It uses sprites, some networking code to submit high scores & runs on CLDC1.1, MIDP2.1.
My question is: I've been asked to improve the codebase but I am empowered to decide what to improve. So, I want to ask the forum if there exists a checklist/article somewhere which describes characteristics of good java ME apps ?
The first improvement I plan to do is to reduce the size of the app. But what else is there to do ?
There's nothing all that magical about mobile apps. The same general set of virtues apply as do for any program: clean, well-documented code with plenty of test cases, intelligent, efficient algorithms (as opposed to devious fragile efficient algorithms).
But of course, the first thing you should do is consult with people who actually use the app. It doesn't matter how beautiful the insides are if the program is an annoyance for the end user.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.