Posted by: in News on Mar 17, 2011
The American Java Developer Oracle released an associated framework and mobile client that had been in the making for almost two years. This invention is supposed to help other Java Developers create applications for industrial mobile devices.
This new device called the Application Development Framework (ADF) provides Java Developers with the means to produce applications. Those can be deployed throughout several mobile platforms without having to customize the code for each one of them.
Included in the client are a bunch of different factors such as a Java runtime engine, a small database to store information, and a browser for viewing the application. The standard interface that is used, provides a previously set of ways to synchronize information to and from back-end servers. This allows the Java Developer to decide which data in particular he wants to synchronize with the data base.
The client offers tools to transmit and gather data which has been previously generated by the device, by the means of GPS reader, camera, barcode scanner and other ways of generating data. Even though the client has been customized to work with the Oracle Fusion framework it does not exclusively work with that system.
At the moment mobile clients are only available for a restricted number of mobile devices and those do not include Android or iPhone devices. Therefore the Java Developers from Oracle are debating about extending the framework to include all of those technological devices. No information has been made public yet but the discussion is still on.