Been a while since I last posted, with all the holidays and things going on I barely have time to breath... However, the holidays are finally over and I hope to get into the ritual of posting more frequently again.
The makeover demo is a very cool demo developed by Terrence Barr to show off SVG support in in MIDP and how you can take an existing MIDP application and port it to SVG. Terrence will be speaking soon at OreDev and needed a good looking LWUIT demo, so we worked on a LWUIT version of the same demo. This took me less than a days work, mostly because Terrence already did all the heavy lifting of REST support and UI design and I just needed to leverage LWUIT here.
The demo is very simple, you type a search qwery into the first dialog then get a list of locations to which you can get a zoomable scrollable map and some additional details. All information is real and retrieved from Yahoo's REST web services directly over the air, this works on actual devices even on S40 devices...
Next time I will try to talk about some of the advantages for using LWUIT when compared to the SVG/MIDP versions. I hope we can publish the source code to give developers a better feel of a more real world demo application than the LWUIT demo.