Monday, March 27, 2006

Easy tu use GUI designer for J2ME

I found this GUI design application called J2ME Polish

Thus appears to be a very nice GUI designer. Has anyone vas tried it out?

Friday, March 24, 2006

Software turns laptops into navigators

Software turns laptops into navigators
Loki system melds global positioning, WiFi to find services -- from Boston GLOBE
A Boston company is giving away software that can turn nearly any laptop computer into a global positioning system, enabling users to find the nearest restaurant, hospital, or gas station at the touch of a button.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Social Network Service Parody

The other end of the spectrum:

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

6.883 Class on Cell Phone Computing

Course 6 has a class this semester with a lot of useful info on GPS, Cell tower tracking, etc.

They also have a class wiki with a lot of pertinent topics:

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Using media on the phone

I was wondering if anyone knows how to make a playlist on the A780 using different types of media. For example to show a picture and then a video.

Also I was wondering if there is a way to play mulitple things at once. Like a video with a separate audio file

Thursday, March 16, 2006

More mobile social networking
-- Google's mobile social network

Google's requires you to text message your location... hmm, my initial thoughts are: not so great
-- Mobile post-its service from (they have other cool stuff there too, check it out)

Socialight comes with software to install on your phone that does the "cell-tower dynamic location calculation"

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Adaptive Beamforming

"Nokia is testing a new antenna that could send a narrow beam to a cell phone, improving next-generation cellular service."

"What if the nearest base station could aim a radio beam directly at your phone as you moved around, rather than spewing signals in all directions? In that scenario, you could expect clearer voice calls and speedier delivery of digital information such as Web pages or video. And by sending out multiple beams, your cellular carrier could deliver enhanced signals to other customers, too."

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Communicating with Bluetooth aka "toothing"

I found this article on MSNBC. It talks about how people have started to use bluetooth to communicate and arrange meetings with each other.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Flickr + mobiles + location

From Marc Davis' research at Berkeley through his Yahoo Research Lab in Berkeley this is an app for series 60 that attaches cell ID to a photo and then tags your photo in flickr with location tags that others have used for that cell id.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

GPS/Location thread

I found an useful reference for GPS/Location-based services. It turns out SUN has a so-called location API. The link is at
One caveat: You have to download Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.3 Beta in order to use javax.microedition.location reference that contains Location API

write gps-related reference that you may find into this thread...

Monday, March 06, 2006

Voicemail Question

Minor issue - does anyone else get a blank text message after they check/clear their voicemails? Why does this happen?

GPS and compiling JAR for phone?

Hi, has anyone been able to get a GPS fix on A780? Are there any special settings required? I was not able to get the fix, and the radar symbol on top of the screen is still greyed out.

Another question on an unrelated topic -- have any of you guys been able to compile an application in Eclipse for cell phone using J2ME? That would be great if you could share instructions on how to do this, assuming that Motorola Toolkit and J2ME are installed.

Saturday, March 04, 2006


We were curious if there was a way to use/view flash with the phone, does anyone know?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Mobfoto Photo Sharing Project

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Socialink Social Network Aggregator Project

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Get2Gether Meeting Planning Project

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Smart Clock Location-Aware Clock Project

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Motopet Virtual Pet Project

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Propwire Real Estate Portal Project

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