At the beginning of this month, I commented on how some successful Java ME applications tend to be based on processing performed at the server. SteelByte Media, LLC have just released a new code editor to allow editing, syntax highlighting and even compilation of JAVA and C/C++ from within a Java ME application. It does this by submitting code to a server where it can be saved, emailed or compiled.
As it is server based you don’t pay for the application and instead pay a low subscription for the services provided by the server. It’s an interesting business model because there’s no need for a demo version, people are encouraged to download the application because it is free and copying/piracy isn’t an issue. This server based application is also technically interesting because it allows things to be done that usually can’t be done under JAVA ME.