Well, another challenge for J2ME will be "cross application integration". My understanding is that Yahoo!Go main program is just like a "portal" who starts several others application: Yahoo!messenger, synchronisation, web browser,...
On Midp, it's possible to start the browser through platformRequest, but you can not start another application, even another Midlet. You could do of course a MIDP2 Yahoo messenger client, but all the subpart needs to be bundled into the same single midlet. And this generates a lot of memory constraint issues.
Lastly, Symbian does not have the security constraints of a MIDP application. When you tell Symbian that you trust the application, the app can do whatever she wants. On Midp, you NEED to be ceritified to remove some warnings (and even, it will not remove all of them). You have no possibility to tell once that you trust the application...(see http://blog.landspurg.net/?p=9 ).
De : keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] De la part de Stephen Cheng
Envoyé : lundi 9 janvier 2006 02:58
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Objet : (keitai-l) Re: Yahoo Go for Series 60
Thomas made a good point regarding integration. The integrated functionality
is very difficult to do on most J2ME phones today. Nokia S40 v3 probably can
do it, but not many other Java phones would have the right API set to
support this kind of app.
On the other hand, limiting to Symbian seems to limit the market size in the
long run. Does anyone know market penetration for S60 today? I really can't
see how this Symbian-only approach makes sense for a consumer product. I
would look forward to see other versions for Moto, SE, Samsung, etc...
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> On 1/8/06, Kyle Barrow <kyle_at_pukupi.com> wrote:
> > For Series 60 users out there, Yahoo Go has been released:
> > http://go.connect.yahoo.com/go/mobile
> Thomas Landspurg posted a short review at
> I'm interested in reading other reviews.
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