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Adapting "FotoCube" for the iphone and itouch

Jeff Klamers

Joined: Nov 03, 2008
Posts: 3
Hi-I have created "FotoCube" which may be viewed and played at: (if the 15 minute play trial expires simply close and restart your browser to play again).

I hired a Java SE programmer to write the code for the web application. I am interested in making "FotoCube" playable on both the iphone and itouch if possible, with fewer attributes if necessary.

Can Java ME or another Java program be used to accomplish the above? I have received several replies to posts I have made which have referred me to Java ME to do this.

My Java programmer has told me this might be accomplished using the Macintosh computer and programming using certain softwares.

Do you think "FotoCube" can be made for the iphone and itouch units?
Please make any references to me that might be valid. I am also possibly looking for a programmer to work with on this project.

Thank you,
Derek Boring
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Joined: Aug 15, 2006
Posts: 65
I have researched development for the iPhone and iPod Touch as I too have wanted to develop apps for them. What I have found is that there is no legal way to run Java on either device yet. These devices run and only run programs created using Apple's objective C SDK and libraries.

However, I have found two roundabout ways to get Java to "run" on these devices:
The first is to crack the OS to allow a Java ME Virtual Machine to run. However, when you download an OS update, there is a high risk that it could brick you device.
The second way is not available yet, but supposedly will be in early 2009. Sun is working on a program to convert Java ME code into Objective C code that will run on these devices. Supposedly the converted programs will require no modification before being compiled. It is said that Sun is working with Apple on this project, but Apple doesn't really endorse it.

I read this on a website, but I don't remember what site. I just did a google search for "java on iphone"

Hope this helps!

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