Around(J2)ME listed on Softpedia
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Around(J2)ME is a location-based J2ME application that uses the phone's current location in order to provide all nearby places that are either belonging to a pre-defined category (e.g. banks, bars, pubs, restaurants, taxis, theaters, parking) or that match a certain search criteria (e.g. name, description, address).Although it is fully functional and working, it is not considered to be downloaded on a mobile client for production use (yet). For this purpose we would have to deploy it somewhere on a production web server and continuously update the location data which - for now - has just been done manually for the purpose of the presentation of the project at the course's exam. For the moment it is probably more interesting for educational purposes, that is for J2ME developers to have a look at the implementation of the J2ME app.
Similar to a car navigation system, the user is able to connect to the Around(J2)ME-server to download location-related data organized into continents (i.e. Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America) to the mobile device. The user can then browse the retrieved locations offline without having to rely on network connectivity. Furthermore the current position and the place of interest can be displayed on a Google Map for a better understanding of its location.