Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sony Ericsson's Project Capuchin

Sony Ericsson has announced Project Capuchin, a Java ME API that lets you run Flash Lite content files on the mobile phone's display, thus having Flash Lite as the front end, and Java ME as the back end of your application.

From the press release:

"Project Capuchin will provide developers with an intuitive tool to create applications with a cleaner user interface (UI) without sacrificing the strong, feature rich and widely deployed Java ME infrastructure, including secure, well-developed content distribution. Project Capuchin’s bridging software will empower two distinct developer communities to leverage their respective expertises to create the next generation of highly engaging and immersive mobile content."

The need for such a solution comes from the limited capability of the Mobile Information Device Profile's LCDUI API used on embedded devices to write (graphical) user interfaces for your mobile application. This technology will be made available in the second half of 2008.

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