new J2ME in WURFL

The new group and capability list about J2ME is now ready for public testing. An updated XML was uploaded to CVS and you are welcome to test it (also note the new device info) and to comment.

I know the data in not yet complete, I’m still working to import all the information that was stored in the old format, but most of the data is in and thanks to J2ME Polish and Telefonica I+D we have a lot of new valuable info!

I need some more time to update the device info, but I still lack the “extra time” needed. Unfortunately we are late adding new devices. If you want a new device to be added and have the basic XML knowledge needed, please send the XML over ready so that I can simply copy and paste it into the WURFL.
Take a peek at the ruby tools that provide an easy method to generate the XML from a UAProfile.

SVG Tiny in WURFL

I am really happy to announce here (after I did it on the wmlprogramming list) that the WURFL project has the support of Antoine Quint (here and often posting here) to add SVG Tiny capabilities.

SVG is a new technology that is being added to the big browsers these days (testing in Mozilla, a early support in Opera, for example) and is a nice animation tool like Macromedia flash. SVG Tiny (simplified version for mobile browsers) can be seen while browsing or downloaded as a screensaver, wallpaper and for themes on a good number of mobile devices, already.
SVG is also an open standard so I hope more manufacturers and browser developers will add it to their devices.

As of today, according to Antoine, the support is good and does not present big differences except for a little limitation in the very first devices that did not have extra fonts and did not support hyperlinking. This is currently limited to 3 devices, so we all hope that all new implementation will give the full support to SVG Tiny 1.1 and above.

Article in the Openwave newsletter

I am proud to announce that Openwave has released a new newsletter which also includes an article I wrote.

The article is about WURFL capabilities. Since we have so many I started talking about markups and how to discover the best markup to use in a “multi-markup” site.

You can read it here.

Feel free to comment.

Hopefully more articles about WURFL capabilities will come. I hope that this will clear up most of the doubts you might have about how to use the tools that WURFL provides (and use them at best!).