May 20, 2009

JSR-256 on Nokia 5800 devices

Hi all,

Nokia is releasing a beta installation package for Mobile Sensor API (JSR-256), which target is the Nokia 5800 devices (e.g. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic), which firmware version is 21.0.025 or later.

It is good apportunity to take a look into this great API, besides getting rid of those workrounds that developers have been implemented to have this feature on theirs Java ME apps. For instance, a workround that is very commom is to create a small Python script that connects to the device's accelerometer and then starts a server socket, which the apps can get connected to, in order to read the data from the accelerometer.

That's what I call: An exercise of creativity. :)

So, if you have a Nokia 5800 series device, try it out at here.

See you in the next post...

p.s: There is only one Nokia's device that already supports JSR-256: N97.