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Beginner questions

3 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2003-04-17 09:48:50.0Z
Gill Posted on 2003-04-16 16:58:44.0Z
From: "Gill" <gil.osullivan@dri.pt>
Subject: Beginner questions
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Hi,

I need to develop an application for the Nokia Communicator (9210). I am
currently researching different solutions that can help me in developing the
application.

The requirements for the application are that it must run locally on the
device with its own local datastore but also be able to synchronise with the
enterprise database on demand.

From looking at the iAnywhere / Sybase database it seems that this is all
possible - but I'm confused as to the products that I would need in order to
develop and deploy this. Can someone help me out here? Can the application
be written in Java for the Nokia Communicator using these tools?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Gill


Nick Elson Posted on 2003-04-17 03:26:49.0Z
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The 9210 from Nokia is a GSM networked device that also supports the
Symbian OS (aka EPOC32 I believe). Nokia lists a switch circuit data mode
so the phone could be used as a low speed WWAN modem for a laptop
or desktop but does NOT seem to be GPRS capable [[ at least according to
http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,4879,147,00.html ]] but it does come
with a WAP/WEB browser and a suite of applications (as part of the Symbian
OS).

As such ... package wise ... you will want to consider one or more
of these options:

A Thin-Client design could be implemented using the device's
built in browser and the iAnywhere Wireless Server to manange
the session, device specifics, do any customization and access
dynamic content and implement business logic.

A Smart-Client design using the features of the Symbian OS
(Java) and the ASA UltraLite deployment technology and also to
take advantage of data synchronization using our MobiLink
synchronization server technology.

A mail/PIM device using the extended features of our Mail
Anywhere product.

and there may be many more options available to you through some
of the features of these and other components.

While we (generally) see a lot of customers going with either the
smart client model or the thin client model, you are also free to combine
and mix the benefits of any/all of the models to assist your application
needs.


I don't personally have a lot of knowledge about the Symbian OS or
this particular (feature rich) device, but you will likely find others who
should on one of our feature specific newsgroups:

For the full power of a Smart Client design you can ask
questions on our UL and ML newsgroups:

sybase.public.sqlanywhere.ultralite
sybase.public.sqlanywhere.mobilink

For thin client application model you have the iAWS
newsgroups:

sybase.public.ianywhere.wireless

You will find a press announcement concerning this device at

http://www.ianywhere.com/press_releases/enterprise_app_for_nokia.html

You search also search for 'Symbian', 'Epoc' or 'Nokia 9210' from our
web site

www.ianywhere.com

and will find numerous articles refering to this OS and that device [I
found 22 on a search for 'Symbian' alone.]

"Gill" <gil.osullivan@dri.pt> wrote in message
news:uoBI3mDBDHA.303@forums-1-dub...
> Hi,
>
> I need to develop an application for the Nokia Communicator (9210). I am
> currently researching different solutions that can help me in developing
the
> application.
>
> The requirements for the application are that it must run locally on the
> device with its own local datastore but also be able to synchronise with
the
> enterprise database on demand.
>
> From looking at the iAnywhere / Sybase database it seems that this is all
> possible - but I'm confused as to the products that I would need in order
to
> develop and deploy this. Can someone help me out here? Can the
application
> be written in Java for the Nokia Communicator using these tools?
>
> Thanks in advance for the help.
>
> Gill
>
>


Gill Posted on 2003-04-17 09:48:50.0Z
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Thanks for the info Nick,

I'll be looking at the smart client model. I've already developed a sample
java app for the Nokia 9210 using Java and Pointbase so right now I'm
looking for alternatives to this and also something to run on the server to
help with integration with the backend.

I'll look at the resources you mention below and see what I can come up
with.

Thanks again,

Gill

"Nick Elson" <no_spam_nicelson@sybase.com> wrote in message
news:eO19SGJBDHA.221@forums-1-dub...
> The 9210 from Nokia is a GSM networked device that also supports the
> Symbian OS (aka EPOC32 I believe). Nokia lists a switch circuit data mode
> so the phone could be used as a low speed WWAN modem for a laptop
> or desktop but does NOT seem to be GPRS capable [[ at least according to
> http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,4879,147,00.html ]] but it does come
> with a WAP/WEB browser and a suite of applications (as part of the Symbian
> OS).
>
> As such ... package wise ... you will want to consider one or more
> of these options:
>
> A Thin-Client design could be implemented using the device's
> built in browser and the iAnywhere Wireless Server to manange
> the session, device specifics, do any customization and access
> dynamic content and implement business logic.
>
> A Smart-Client design using the features of the Symbian OS
> (Java) and the ASA UltraLite deployment technology and also to
> take advantage of data synchronization using our MobiLink
> synchronization server technology.
>
> A mail/PIM device using the extended features of our Mail
> Anywhere product.
>
> and there may be many more options available to you through some
> of the features of these and other components.
>
> While we (generally) see a lot of customers going with either the
> smart client model or the thin client model, you are also free to combine
> and mix the benefits of any/all of the models to assist your application
> needs.
>
>
> I don't personally have a lot of knowledge about the Symbian OS or
> this particular (feature rich) device, but you will likely find others who
> should on one of our feature specific newsgroups:
>
> For the full power of a Smart Client design you can ask
> questions on our UL and ML newsgroups:
>
> sybase.public.sqlanywhere.ultralite
> sybase.public.sqlanywhere.mobilink
>
> For thin client application model you have the iAWS
> newsgroups:
>
> sybase.public.ianywhere.wireless
>
> You will find a press announcement concerning this device at
>
> http://www.ianywhere.com/press_releases/enterprise_app_for_nokia.html
>
> You search also search for 'Symbian', 'Epoc' or 'Nokia 9210' from our
> web site
>
> www.ianywhere.com
>
> and will find numerous articles refering to this OS and that device [I
> found 22 on a search for 'Symbian' alone.]
>
>
>
>
> "Gill" <gil.osullivan@dri.pt> wrote in message
> news:uoBI3mDBDHA.303@forums-1-dub...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I need to develop an application for the Nokia Communicator (9210). I
am
> > currently researching different solutions that can help me in developing
> the
> > application.
> >
> > The requirements for the application are that it must run locally on the
> > device with its own local datastore but also be able to synchronise with
> the
> > enterprise database on demand.
> >
> > From looking at the iAnywhere / Sybase database it seems that this is
all
> > possible - but I'm confused as to the products that I would need in
order
> to
> > develop and deploy this. Can someone help me out here? Can the
> application
> > be written in Java for the Nokia Communicator using these tools?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for the help.
> >
> > Gill
> >
> >
>
>