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Nokia Developer.png Nokia’s Series 40 phones are powered by Java and have a huge installed based around the world. The S40 platform includes cutting-edge technologies and services that enable developers to build rich and engaging applications in Java.

Nokia has always been putting a lot of effort into developer education and support and I’ve been in touch with Nokia lately on a couple of new and upcoming programs and events you should check out:

  • Nokia is a Diamond Sponsor at JavaOne India next week. Nokia will be present with a keynote, two talks, and more. Central focus will be on mobility for enterprise apps as well as monetization strategies for application developers.
  • Following up on JavaOne India, Nokia and Oracle will be doing a joint JUG event in Bangalore.
  • The Nokia Developer Program has several upcoming webinars for Java developers starting May 2nd. Topics covered are “User-Centric Design of Series 40 Applications” and “Introduction to App Development with Nokia Maps for Series 40 phones”.
  • Also on the Nokia Developer Program you’ll find a host of other learning resources for Java developers across a wide range of topics.
  • Last but not least, the Nokia Developer Program also features a remote device access service which enables developers to test their applications on live devices over the Internet – for free.



— Terrence


Update 5/4/12: Change in Venue for the Bangalore JUG event, new events added (Pune JUG, Mumbai and Delhi OTN Dev Days)

Getting ready for India … (and 40 C weather 😉

May 3+4 brings JavaOne to Hyderabad. Check out the tracks, schedule, and keynotes. Download the complete agenda of sessions. JavaOne India is shaping up to be a great event, bringing together the energy of the Indian developer community with key content, speakers, demos, and excitement from JavaOne around the world. Register here.

Also, there will be several local JUG events and Oracle OTN Developer Days right after JavaOne.


Bangalore JUG meeting, May 5th, 11:30 am
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Pune JUG Meet Up, May 5th
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Chennai JUG Meet up, May 5th
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Mumbai Oracle OTN Developer Day May 7th
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Delhi Oracle OTN Developer Days, May 8th
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— Terrence

DukeRockStar02.pngA fun podcast we did yesterday, live from the keynote stage of JavaOne India in Hyderabad: The Java ME Technical Keynote.

By the way, the keynote slides are available here, if you want to follow along while listening to the podcast.


— Terrence



  • 5/15/2011: Added link to previous blog on Twitter API ME and a How-To (see below)

Smartphones get a lot of attention these days, but feature phones running Java ME outsell smartphones by a 5x-10x margin and have an installed based measured in the billions, not millions.

So, as an application developer or ISV, if you are going for the big markets, Java ME really needs to be part of your platform story. Not only does Java ME provide the big numbers, but Java ME also has all the tools and features to make creating great applications easy – applications that look and feel like smartphone-class applications.

Ok, so, let’s say you want to create one of those cool, new-fangled social networking-/location-based/interactive mash-up applications … Where do you start?

A while ago, I created a presentation and a sample application on just that topic. I presented it first at JavaOne 2010 in San Francisco as session S314178: “Beyond Smartphones: Rich Applications and Services for the Mobile Masses” and you can find the presentation by searching at the JavaOne content catalog.

video-shot.pngI’ve been continuously updating it since, and have now released the source code under the BSD license on The “Meet Me For Dinner” sample application and project shows the core building blocks and development aspects of creating rich and compelling applications and content for Java ME platforms.

The sample app is not perfect (still has a few minor bugs and is lacking some nice-to-have features) but the goal is to show interested developers how to get started and enables them, due to the liberal BSD license, to copy-and-paste code as a starting point for their own projects.

Check out this short video for an introduction. Then go the “Beyond Smartphones” project on for the full sources, instructions on how to build and run the code, and a forum for questions. Also, see my previous post on the Twitter API ME for more information and a “How-To”.

Finally, if you’re planning to attend JavaOne in Hyderabad, India next week (May 10-11), be sure to attend the “Beyond Smartphones” session scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, at 3:45 pm.


— Terrence


Just wanted to point your attention to an article in the recent Oracle Magazine titled “Billions Served”. It talks about the wide range of products and services based on mobile and embedded Java and Oracle’s commitment to the space, embodied in the Java Micro Edition platform technology and related products such as the Java ME runtime, the Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT), and more.

The article also discusses the examples of two successful products using Java ME technology, by CINTERION Wireless Modules and by Telmap.

If you are an Indian developer be sure to attend next month’s JavaOne conference in Hyderabad, where you’ll learn more about what Oracle is doing specifically around Java ME in developing markets.


— Terrence


JavaOne is coming to Hyderabad, India on May 10-11. It is shaping up to be a great event, with keynotes, dozens of sessions, Hands-On-Labs, the Exhibition, the OTN Night party, and of course, plenty of opportunities to learn, share, and network with your peers and experts from around the world.

JavaOne in Hyderabad is built around four tracks:

  • Core Java Platform
  • Java EE, Enterprise Computing, and the Cloud
  • Java SE, Client Side Technologies, and Rich User Experiences
  • Java ME, Mobile, and Embedded

The two conference days will be packed with information designed around these tracks. For complete data, see:

Because of India’s central role as one of the fastest-growing developing markets, JavaOne is putting particular focus on technologies suited for the Indian market, such as mobile Java. There will be a number of sessions and events at JavaOne driving home Oracle’s commitment to the Indian market, the Java platform, the Java ecosystem, and Java developers.

I will be talking about this as part of the JavaOne Technical Keynote on Tuesday at 2:15 pm. I will also be doing a couple of technical sessions and the mobile Java HOL.

More information and details on the show to follow as soon as they become available.


— Terrence


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