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How much effort is it to develop a multi-channel app with JavaFX (desktop, mobile and tv)?

Kai Wähner
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Hi everybody,

JavaFX 1.3 just released and offers support for television (besides desktop and mobile). Sounds interesting...

JavaFX offers some basic libraries which can be used for every channel, right? So I could develop a simple "hello world" application and run it on all three channels without any code-customization (but regarding how to start / load an application on the different devices)?

I do not have much experience with JavaFX, so my question is: How much effort is it to develop a (not that simple) application, which can be used on every channel, i.e. using a mouse on the desktop, the touchscrenn on a smartphone and the remote control on the tv?

Do you only have to do some if / else blocks, e.g.

if (isMobile) then...
else if (isTV) then...
else ...

Or how do you realize such a multi channel application? I think, especially the limited size of the smartphone is a huge problem? You probably have to change the view here, e.g. using two or three "pages" where you use one page on a desktop or tv?

Best regards,
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