Converged Mobile Solutions differ significantly from their Web and Desktop counterparts: they often rely on a sophisticated compared to their scope, while the User Experience and Device Capabilities are paramount to their success. We review the Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes and detail how a DSL can simplify the delivery of Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions.
In this IEEE article, authors Damianos Gavalas and Daphne Economou discuss four application platforms for mobile devices. The platforms discussed are Java Mobile Edition (Java ME), .NET Compact Framework (CF), Adobe Flash Lite, and Android. The article also includes a mobile-game case study to compare these platforms with respect to development effort and time as well as technical issues.
JavaFX represents a significant shift in the way Sun engages with the Java product market. Rather than focusing solely on the underlying technology, Sun is looking to provide a complete solution for an individual market. With the 1.0 release imminent InfoQ takes a look at the platform and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about the upcoming release.