Tuesday, December 9, 2008

XMPP client with browser-like features

I am back to j2me again. In my earlier attempt I was trying to render a WML content. Now I am here with a little advanced browser like feature to show web content. Note that I have dropped the idea of writing WML renderer. I have added a markup renderer. To be specific it can render a list of markup items. Here we can show on line content. It is stylable on compile-time.


Motivation
When I want to add some feature to my sweet application, it just gets bigger in size. And bigger size prevent it to work in low end mobile phones. So the idea is to write little j2me code and add most of the features in the servers. And here I am sharing the implementation of the idea in a hope that it gets richer and useful to you.

Similar efforts
There is something similar available in ZK project. And there is also a browser feature in j2mepolish project. I prefer mine, because I believe that it has very small footprint, it is light-weight(reuses objects) and I am willing to process any feature request that will suite this. Mobile Ajax is another interesting project.

Input fields
It has textbox, selection(multiple) box, checkbox, radio input ideas implemented. I am hoping to add some multimedia feature as well. Like an input box for image, sound etc and also playback of the media content.

Benchmark
It is tested on WTk monitor output that shows low object instantiation.

Caveats
It is using document parser from kxml project. The document and elements there uses vectors and it makes the parsing little slower. I am looking for some alternative to this.

Thinking forward
I think this is a step forward to social features. The next thing to do is to write web application to represent information from social sites. I am now looking for any kind of reusable component for this. I mean I am not trying to reinvent. And it is hard to maintain too. If you think you have nice idea or have something to say please feel free post comment or email me directly.

Additionally it has a IM framework to develop end to end application too.

Please consider testing MiniIM in your mobile.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your main page has some markup issues.

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