Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL) today announced the immediate availability of Borland JBuilder(tm)MobileSet 2.0 for rapid development of mobile and wireless applications for the Java(tm) 2 Platform, Mobile Edition (J2ME). The product is available as a free download from the Borland Web site, at: http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/mobileset/download.html.
Integrated with Borland JBuilder 6, the market leading Java development environment, MobileSet 2.0 is a J2ME-compliant environment that supports software development in Java-enabled devices. In addition to new samples and tutorials, the new version of JBuilder MobileSet includes the following new features:
Over the Air (OTA) provisioning - Using the OTA Manager in JBuilder MobileSet, mobile application developers can upload files to an FTP server, and download, install, and remove installed MIDlet Suites.
Enhanced vendor device support - JBuilder MobileSet now installs and fully integrates the Sun(r) J2ME Wireless Toolkit 1.0.3, and continues support for the Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME and the Siemens Mobility Toolkit (SMTK).
Enhanced MIDP (Mobile Information Device Profile) Designer - The improved designer allows developers to create event-handling code for interface elements and visually work with images.
"As an author and instructor focused on J2ME and the Mobile Information Device Profile, I found JBuilder MobileSet 2.0 to be a comprehensive, robust and extensible development environment for wireless development," said John Muchow, founder and chief technology officer of The Wireless Mind, Inc. "Because it is tightly integrated with JBuilder, JBuilder MobileSet encompasses all the tools necessary to develop, debug, package and deploy MIDP applications. The potential for wireless applications is boundless, and with JBuilder and MobileSet 2.0, developers have a complete environment to tap this emerging market." "As J2ME gains rapid acceptance around the world, and industry standards continue to evolve, enterprises of all sizes can continue to count on Borland to provide best-in-class development environments," said Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager of Java solutions for Borland. "We are pleased to offer JBuilder MobileSet, in conjunction with JBuilder, the market leading Java development environment, to spark innovation throughout the emerging wireless market."
JBuilder MobileSet includes visual design tools for creating mobile applications, device emulation and debugging, as well as all of the standard features offered with JBuilder. JBuilder MobileSet is also fully integrated into JBuilder for building and deploying J2ME applications using the MIDP and CLDC (Connected Limited Device Configuration) platforms.
Pricing and Availability
Borland JBuilder MobileSet 2.0 is available as a free download, and can be accessed through the Borland Web site at: http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/mobileset/download.html. JBuilder MobileSet 2.0 can be used with the free JBuilder 6 Personal, but requires purchase of JBuilder 6 Enterprise or JBuilder 6 Professional for commercial application development.
About Borland JBuilder MobileSet 2.0
JBuilder MobileSet 2.0 is a J2ME platform compliant environment, fully integrated with Borland JBuilder, to support software development in Java-enabled devices. JBuilder MobileSet is an add-on to JBuilder, the market leading Java development environment, that supports the development of J2ME applications compliant with Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) and the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) targeted at mobile phones and PDAs. Together, JBuilder and JBuilder MobileSet include visual design tools for creating mobile applications, device emulation and debugging, as well as all of the standard features offered with JBuilder. For more information on JBuilder MobileSet, please visit http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/mobileset/.