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Android Support in Mobility Platform

Posted by spericas on September 16, 2009 at 10:19 AM PDT

As Ryan described in his recent blog, we now have support for Java SE clients in the Mobility Platform. Mahesh Sharma, a student and Sun ambassador in India, has been working on a port of this library to the Android platform. As part of his work, Mahesh also re-wrote the UI of our MusicDb demo and proved that Android is a great plaform to run SGMP applications.

With Mahesh's work we now have full support for MCBO clients on Android. Just like in Java SE, the MCBO API remains unchanged, so any Java ME application that uses our sync library can be ported to Android by simply re-writing its UI. Here are a couple of screenshots from Mahesh's MusicDb application on the Android emulator:

We have also tried this application on an actual Android device and the application's usability and performance did not disappoint. If you are interested in trying out these new features and providing feedback, please contact us at mep-feedback@sun.com and we can provide an early access release of the Mobility Platform for a limited evaluation period.

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