Business software giant Oracle released its Application Development Framework Mobile Client, providing a single, standard Java UI framework and tools enabling developers to extend their coding skills to multiple mobile platforms including BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. Based on the same programming paradigm as Java Server Faces, the Oracle ADF Mobile Client includes a mix of visual editing tools and Java code to define a device-independent representation of the application; the generic app definition is then rendered across multiple device types, leveraging the native UI for the given platform.
The Oracle ADF Mobile Client framework also includes design tools and services for offline data synchronization--in addition, developers can embed Java code to access device features like cameras, GPS and barcode readers. According to Oracle, the ADF Mobile Client's data management facilities and access to on-device features make it an ideal platform for extending existing enterprise solutions to the mobile ecosystem, regardless of the app's original design.
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