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Hello, I am trying to research how to write applications for cell phones (such as wallpaper and ringers for the phones) and am not sure what would be the best language to use to develop these applications and where to look for information on passing the applications to phones after they are developed. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to accomplish this or where to look? Again, it's to send wallpaper (pictures) and ringers (music files) to phones. Thanks! Jennifer

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Always start where you are with what you already have.

Check the documentation for the cell phones themselves, or contact the cell phone manufacturers you are targeting and ask them what their ICs are predisposed to. Otherwise, I recommend that you focus on Java, which was conceived and developed by Sun to sit on a variety of common electronic devices. However, Java is not simple or easy. It is an object-oriented language with a huge developer library. Microsoft COM might work well for this functionality, too.

It sounds like you prefer to develop your own application (for a commercial product perhaps?), so you may not want to survey products/apps that are already available on the market that do what you want, but that would be a fertile place to research, if only to compare what is available versus what you want to invent. Otherwise perhaps you could look at existing apps and get rights to modify them from the developer.

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  • Jlstockman
    Thank you for your reply, actually I am interested in developing my own applications. I do like to program in Java, but I haven't in a couple of years. I think it will come back to me once I start fiddling with it again. One of the first things I was wanting to try to do was a simple wallpaper or background for cell phones...not necessarily any company specific, but so that all of my friends with different carriers could use the wallpaper. I will check with the different manufacturers and see what I can find. Thank you! Jennifer
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