ojwc-use-cases-small.jpgWith over 3 billion devices and counting, Java on mobile devices is enjoying growth and huge adoption in many key markets around the world.

In the meantime, developers are pushing to build richer and more interesting applications, both from a functional as well as a user interface perspective. New use cases in mCommerce, social networking, location-based services, mobile cloud features, and access to functionality on the operator network are catalysts to create and deliver new compelling applications to the largest mobile user base.

To that end, Oracle is revving the mobile Java platform with Oracle Java Wireless Client 3.1 (OJWC). OJWC is an industry-leading Java ME implementation geared towards device manufacturers, operators, and OEMs who want to get to market quickly with a full-featured, high-performance mobile Java runtime.

This latest 3.1 release provides the following new functionality:

  • SIM Extensions—Enable remote content management on mobile handsets through SIM-based services
  • Oracle Mobile Developer APIs—Allow new use cases for Java ME applications on feature phones
  • Improved Content Management APIs—Facilitate content discovery and deployment
  • Network APIs—Leverage data from operator’s network for running smarter Java ME applications on resource-constrained devices
  • Other Enhancements—Aid integration with the device platforms

Oracle Java Wireless Client 3.1 will become available on devices over time as it is rolled out in markets around the world.

For developers, the new features such as the Oracle Mobile Developer APIs and the Network APIs are of particular interest. You will be able to start building applications for OJWC 3.1 with the upcoming next release of the Java ME SDK – stay tuned for this.

Find out all the details about OWJC here.

Cheers,

– Terrence