Category Archives: J2ME

Mobile Apps are the new Web and appstores the new Browsers?

This is a slightly modified reproduction of my article published in IAMAI magazine called ‘thinking aloud’ In 2010 alone 155 million mobile handsets were sold in India and according to IDC 6 million of them were smartphones. Getjar reports 3 million app downloads per day and Nokia ovi reports 3.5 million app downloads per day. […]

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What Nokia could do with QT but did not

Note:- Some corrections or clarifications to the post 1. The Article is about QT on Symbian. It does not concern other implementations of QT including Meego, Linux, Mac or PC. 2. Aron from Nokia clarified that UI designing issues are already being addressed with QT-quick along with QtDesigner so I am striking that off .. […]

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Curious case of J2ME apps, Is Andorid going the same way?

Java 2 Micro Edition (popularly known as J2ME) started with a huge promise “write once run everywhere”. This was supposed to be a cure for all the 3rd party Mobile developers.It is still most widely ported run time for Mobile devices. But somewhere along the line it did not remain as attractive to developers as […]

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SMS based apps, killer content delivery mechanism ?

What’s great with SMS as medium? It’s one medium that can reach all the mobile users without any issues of handset compatibilities and so on It’s a push mechanism by definition It’s offline (lesser spammy than a voice call) It’s extremely cheap (at least in India) What’s not so great? It’s very difficult to make […]

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