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Posterboy [Feb. 25th, 2003|04:41 am]
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I've written a J2ME app for posting to LJ from a Java-enabled mobile phone, without the need for a "middle-man" server of any sort. Please give it a try.

It's only version 0.2, but I've tested it from my Nokia 3410 and it works ok, with a few niggles*. Anyway, it's available as freeware here (requires free registration), as my own ISP don't support the necessary MIME types to download onto your phone, and they refuse to set them up ("Customer service? We've heard of it!").

When I get my act together tomorrow, I'll put the source code on my own website and post a link here.

*Your post must be short (roughly less than 120 characters) and use as little punctuation as possible. The reason for this is that MIDP uses http1.1 and the only way to get it to post successfully to a http1.0 server is to keep the entire message body down to less than 255 bytes.

Also, and this could be specific to the 3410, the password/username storage requires you to have quite a lot of room on your phone. The free ram is shown next to the title (in bytes). If you have any other large midlets installed, you may find it "forgets" your details due to a failure to store them successfully. Hey, it's only v0.2!

[User Picture]From: grimface
2003-03-05 01:04 pm (UTC)

Re: need a temp host?

Sorry to be so late replying. Yes, definitely. I'll fix a few of the outstanding bugs and let you know. I'm madly busy at work this week, so it'll be this weekend at the earliest.


Jeremy Ryan (grimface)
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[User Picture]From: marke
2003-03-06 07:07 am (UTC)

Re: need a temp host?

I know that feeling, thats why I stopped working on my .net client. Let me know.


ps. if your nokia phone is color enabled, check out the j2me plasma app i have on mobile.markallanson.net.. for best results run in Qtr res and interlaced

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