Oracle announced recently its new Mobile development platform, called Oracle ADF Mobile. With it, you can build truly Java applications, deploy and run real Java code on both Android and iOS with its self-contained Java runtime.
It also comes with PhoneGap. which allows you to use any feature your phone offers, like sensors and camera. It's probably the most complete solution for mobile development out there, simply because with Oracle ADF Mobile, you can write Native, Hybrid or Web applications for your smartphone and tablet.
Do you want to take a quick look on what can be done with it? Check out this video!
Now, to start with Oracle ADF Mobile, here are the first steps you will have to go through.
- Download Oracle JDeveloper
Go to this link and download the install file for your environment (Windows, Linux-32bit or Generic)
- Install JDeveloper (of course)
If you need help on this, look at the documentation (if you've downloaded 11gR2, click here)
- Download Oracle ADF Mobile Bundle
This is the download page for Oracle ADF Mobile. Accept the license as usual at the top, and follow with the Download button. It will take you to another page, where you will see a table containing a download link. Click on it and it will start downloading a ZIP file.
- Start JDeveloper
Start Oracle JDev. It may self update. Restart the IDE if you are asked to.
- Go to Help > Check for updates
- Click Next and make sure you are at the "Source" tab
- Select "Install From Local File"
- Select the Oracle ADF Mobile ZIP you downloaded on step 3
- Finish the process
Now you have JDeveloper with Oracle ADF Mobile sucessfully installed!
There are two great tutorials to start coding with ADF Mobile. Just choose your platform!
And have fun! :-)