Wednesday, February 27, 2008


talklock runs on my girlfriend's blackberry!!! More to come!!!

more research

Well, on my vacation I spent some time on the plane with my new J2ME book, the one by Knudsen. I learned that some devices my code will run on might not have floating point (!). Also if they do not have the MMAPI they will not be able to record audio from the mic. You can play audio with MIDP 2.0, but you can not record it without MMAPI, or a proprietary vendor-specific API.

Also it looks like I can turn my audio into little files and transfer them over https pretty easily. I used my girlfriend's new Blackberry, and loaded the Google Maps MIDlet onto it. Seeing how slow the connectivity is, I am thinking that I am not going to try full-duplex right away. My buddy suggested PTT (push to talk), and I think that may be the way to go.

Maybe this week I will get some more code going. I was on vacation, after all :)

Monday, February 4, 2008


Well, I have not had any time to work on this since my last post, other than beating on development environments. I got the javadoc automatic Netbeans stuff going on my OpenSUSE GNU/Linux box, and I also got Netbeans+Mobility going on my MacBook by using the mpowerplayer emulator environment. So no matter what machine I'm on, I have no excuses...

The javadoc part under Netbeans is quite nice, it pops down lists of methods when you type the name of a class. I'm sure IDE people are used to that, but to me it is new and wonderful :) It allowed me to make the progress to add the text to my splash screen. Little steps.