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Old 04-08-2009, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Aug 2002
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Thumbs up TotalCross - the heaven of mobile application development

TotalCross is a mobile development platform for a wide range of PDA and smartphones, using the Java language: Palm OS, BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile and desktop. TotalCross replaces SuperWaba, our old development platform, which is now discontinued.
Basic Features
<li>Any Java IDE can be used to develop TotalCross based applications.
<li>Easy Debugging through an applet that emulates the target devices on the desktop.
<li>Rich set of user interface controls and functionalities including: EditBox (single and multiline), combobox, button, menu, sound (wav), Grid, listbox (with unique or multiple selection), label (single line or multiline, horizontal and vertical scrolling), intermitent timer, tree and file chooser, date picker, keyboard, calculator, scrollbar, dragable pop-up window, chart (pie, line, column), image control (with drag support), progress bar, radio button, checkbox, slider, spin list, tabbed container, tooltip, and an exclusive form for control positioning that makes the application fit in any resolution (relative positioning).
Target Platforms Supported
<li>Palm OS 5.x with NVFS
<li>Windows CE 2.11 or higher, Pocket PC, .Net, Windows Mobile
<li>Blackberry 4.3 or greater
<li>Windows 98 or higher (TotalCross-based applications runs on the desktop computers without Java Runtime Environment)
Advanced Features
<li>Unicode support allowing foreign characters exhibition. Variable font sizes (8 to 22 with bold) with anti-aliasing
<li>GPS, supporting global positioning information processing.
<li>Support for XML files handling.
<li>Video, photo and sound recording
<li>API for arcade and board games.
<li>SymbolŪ Barcode Scanners support for Pocket PC and Palm OS.
<li>Native cryptography support (LiteSSL)
<li>Allows native libraries creation (written in C language) to be integrated with TotalCross-based applications.
<li>Zlib native compression.
<li>Support for multiple graphics file formats including BMP, JPEG, PNG and GIF
<li>Includes a utility that converts TrueType fonts to multi-platform fonts supported by TotalCross.
<li>Support for HTML handling.
<li>Class TestSuite, allowing testcases generation to be executed within the target devices.
Data Features
<li>File class for standard files handling, including support to Secure Digital and Memory Stick cards.
<li>PDBFile class for PDB (Palm Database) file manipulation on all target platforms.
<li>Litebase - a full-featured cross-platform database for mobile devices
<li>Socket Support for TCP/IP, InfraRed, serial port, USB and Bluetooth communication.
<li>ServerSocket allows to accept connections from a server.
<li>Support for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMTP (to send e-mails).
<li>Dial and connection manager.
<li>Webservices Support.
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