A report in Australian IT says that while Europe is and will remain the largest market for mobile gambling, Asian markets will provide sharp growth. North America will remain "the great unknown" because of mobile phone gambling legislation.
Read the full report here.
It is common knowledge that mobile device applications require a special effort to define an interface for them. Minimal is not only in, but a required aspect of all such applications. But to me, the applications that are most likely to succeed are the ones that don't require any interface at all.
Ok, I lie. All applications will require an interface.
Last month or so has seen a lot of activity in JCP with regards to J2ME related JSRs.
-- Service Connection API for J2ME:
"A new high-level API for connection services via frameworks supporting identity based services, discovery, and authentication.
Javaworld reports that Sun and Japan's NTT DoCoMo have combined forces to update DoCoMo's inbuilt Java platform. This platform, called DoJa, was built by NTT in 2001 and is the primary platform for developing applications on mobile phones in Japan.
Why, you may ask.
Consider these facts:
-- There are 708 million J2ME based phones as compared to 700 million PC based Java deployments.
-- The market for commercial mobile applications is set to reach $1.6 billion by 2008.
-- There will be an estimated 1.0 billion mobile phones in the world by end 2006.
I presented these facts in my Introduction to Mobile Java presentation last night to the Australian Computer
I am giving a presentation on Mobile Java this Wednesday (13th July) to the Australian Computer Society's Software Developers Special Interest Group in Brisbane, Australia.
If you in the area and would like to attend please register at the ACS website (under Events).
Ok, so the title of this post says it all. I wish I was at JavaOne.
There is an absolute smorgasbord of presentations that I would want to attend.
I am a little ambivalent about using the new mobility pack from Netbeans. The visual mobile designer for creating MIDlets is an interesting concept and looks darn good.
I recently noticed JSR 209 that promises to migrate Swing UI set to MIDlets, amongst other things. The API is in public review and the last date for the review is 18th July 2005.
Personally, I donâ€™t think I will use it. It seems to me to be a huge package which doesnâ€™t add much in terms of functionality.
The finalists in Javamasters 2005 were announced yesterday. There are two categories, Student and Business. A team of experts from Sun and Siemens narrowed the entries to the top 10 in each category.
You now have the chance to pick this years winner in each category. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs just for voting. Voting ends on July 15th.