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Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet! It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support. It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out  from Google here. posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST ... (more)

Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet!

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet! These seem to be coming out quicker that I can blog them !  This one is called J2MEMap and you can get the JAR from here, and the jar from here ... (more)

Personal Java Development with WebSphere Studio Application Developer

This article is intended to help you understand what support the Sony-Ericsson P800/P900 has for Java and to show you how to install the necessary Symbian software required for developing Java solutions for these platforms. It will discuss how WebSphere Studio Application Developer can be used to develop the Java code, how this code can then be packaged using the Symbian development kit utilities, and how to deploy it to the Symbian P800/P900 emulator. The Sony-Ericsson Px range is one of the new breeds of smartphones that combines phone functionality with that of a PDA. The Px ... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Is the "Mobile Web" Already With Us ?

Mobile Web already with us? 1999 was the year that web guru Jakob Nielsen predicted that the mobile web would be really with us...well that never really happened and WAP/WML never really took off, but it could be argued the mobile web is right here right now, due to the powerful smart mobile devices that we are now using. These re-render existing sites, and the power of 3G makes mobile browsing not only fun, but practical. Still, not all site translate well to the smaller mobile device screen. So, what makes a mobile friendly site? Well that is why the W3C has launched the mobile ... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases New Wireless Development Platform

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK  is currently available for Symbian OS phones with S60, and is free.   See here for more details. Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1 Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here For a version specific to a phone go here Instead of requiring the pho... (more)