Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WWJ on iPod Touch: when will it be ?

OK, i admit, i bought one this afternoon, and i cannot resist to show off a mock up of WorldWind Java on the iPod Touch beautiful screen:


It seems inevitable that Java will run one day on this device, considering the constant efforts from Sun to provide virtual machines and API for the increasingly powerful mobile gadgets we have these days. Now to get Open GL and JOGL decently running will be another challenge...

5 comments:

fabrizio giudici said...

Unfortunately when Apple is involved, "inevitable" is not the proper word. Apple is very jealous of its environments and Steve Jobs clearly states that he doesn't want Java on the iPhone / iTouch / whatever.

The only hope is about Sun or some third party, but given Apple's attitude I'm a bit skeptical.

francois said...

cool le Ipod!!
t'as pas des vues aériennes de Montreal comme celles de Nice que l'on peut voir sur ton blog?

Patrick Murris said...

I understand your point Fabrizio... this little piece of hardware has so much possible applications, it would be a shame not to take advantage of it.

However there are potential conflicts i can see coming: what if you have Skype on the the iPod Touch ? Or some p2p file sharing software... you could even use locally in your wifi neighborhoods...

Erik said...

How long before this image gets posted as a "real" story somewhere? :p

Patrick Murris said...

You are right Erik... i added a caption. Anybody who is familiar with this device will recognize the Safari button bar at the bottom and spot the Windows icons ;)