'MIDP 2.0 Style Guide for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, is the comprehensive reference for designing and creating interactive Java applications for consumer-oriented mobile devices. Readers learn how to best exploit MIDP 2.0 features, such as the gaming API, multimedia, and security for user-friendly MIDlets. Readers who create MIDP environments (MIDP implementors) also learn how to best support developers and users.This book begins by introducing readers to the unique requirements of the consumer market and to the characteristics of MIDs and the MIDP 2.0 environment. Readers have a first look at the process of designing applications for MIDP in general terms before examining the nuts and bolts of creating usable, predictable applications. The authors provide user interface designers, application developers, and MIDP implementers with clearly illustrated standards for working with screen layouts, lists, text boxes, forms, alerts, canvas screens, and game screens. Visual examples demonstrate both what does and what does not work. The book ends with the authors' strategies for improving usability, security, and performance.Key topic coverage includes: designing applications for MIDPworking with and displaying lists, text boxes, and alertsworking with and laying out forms and form itemscreating and implementing canvases using the new game packageusing and implementing abstract commandsintegrating MIDP and MIDlet suites into a deviceusing push functionalityunderstanding the MIDP 2.0 security modelusing touch inputenhancing performance and using multiple threads'MIDP 2.0 Style Guide for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, is the insider's guide to creatingapplications and devices that create consumer demand. 0321198018B05302003 This comprehensive guide to MIDP 2.O for Java developers seeks to create easy-to-use mobile games for wireless devices. It includes examples of what developers should and should not do when creating complex and interactive mobile applications.