Project Capuchin Bridges Flash Lite/Java ME Gap

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication has announced plans to release a new technology that bridges the Abobe Flash Lite and Java ME development platforms. The new technology and tools, which Sony Ericsson has dubbed Project Capuchin, make it possible to combine the richness of Flash Lite and Java ME technologies, allowing developers to utilize the best attributes of both software stacks to create content-rich mobile applications. Sony Ericsson plans to make the technology available during the second half of 2008 and is demonstrating Project Capuchin-enabled applications on booth 718 in the Pavilion at the JavaOne Developer Event in San Francisco, which started yesterday and runs until Friday. 
Sony Ericsson says that Project Capuchin will provide developers with an intuitive tool to create applications with a cleaner user interface (UI) without sacrificing the strong, feature-rich and widely-deployed Java ME infrastructure, including secure, well-developed content distribution. It adds that Project Capuchins bridging software will empower two distinct developer communities to leverage their respective expertises to create the next generation of highly engaging and immersive mobile content.
Project Capuchin  will allow pure Flash Lite content to be encapsulated in Java ME applications with the help of Sony Ericsson Developer World tools, making content created by Adobe Flash technology appear as Java ME applications. More advanced capabilities will allow Flash Lite technology to handle an entire presentation layer, and make it possible to create Java ME applications, where some or all UI components are defined in Flash.
Sony Ericsson is excited to introduce our new bridging technology to the global developer community as it further strengthens our relationship with this community and underscores our ongoing commitment to support an open, healthy and thriving mobile ecosystem, says Rikko Sakaguchi, SVP and Head of Portfolio and Proposition at Sony Ericsson. We are dedicated to exploring opportunities that enable us to provide innovative and energized user experiences. To achieve this, we work with world class partners and technologies, on both platform and product development.

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