Posted by fabriziogiudici
on May 29, 2009 at 10:32 PM PDT
... as usual, I got to the very last minute. Too bad. The idea of the thing dates several months back (but it wasn't to be made in JavaFX until the contest has been revealed). It's a mobile application - which made me ever scream more and more because of the additional bugs in the JavaFX Mobile Emulator (not to say I had to use Windows for it... indeed the thing has been developed with Mac OS X as an applet, and only today moved to a Windows machine, where I fixed the parts not compatible with MIDP).
Too sleepy now. Next post will be a more detailed impression about this job, now that for the first time I've moved to a real JavaFX application (previously I only prepared a few demos). As soon as I verify it doesn't hurt the contest rules, I'll also blog about the code. Also because there are a few reusable parts inside (such as a reasonably flexible map viewer implementation - compatible with OpenStreetMap, Microsoft Visual Earth and possibly others), of course entirely developed on the "mobile" profile (unlike Joshua's demo which is a wrapper upon SwingX JXMapViewer).