Java ME Still Strong

java.gifWith all the hype over smartphones, iPhone and Android, mobile developers might be interested to know that I still get many leads for Java ME. Why? Well, I think this is mainly because it’s still the platform that will give the largest reach. Looking at the projects coming in, companies are considering Java ME for one of many of the following reasons…

  • To upgrade an older Java ME application to improve features and the UI (usually using LWUIT)
  • To port an iPhone (or other platform) application to Java ME
  • To create an application that can currently only be done under Java ME (eg NFC)
  • To create a vertical (usually business) application that will only be running on one phone model (or family)