ALERT

[WEBINAR] See the Whole Story: The Case for a Visualization Platform

Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP)

Definition - What does Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) mean?

Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) is a specification for the use of Java technology for mobile devices. In the context of software development, MIDP sits on top of the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC).

Because MIDP is primarily used with CLDC, which is designed for highly constrained devices with limited CPUs, screen size, RAM, battery power and user interface, midlets are ideal for low-end cell phones.

Applications written with MIDP are normally designed for cell phones and PDAs. They are known as midlets.

Techopedia explains Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP)

Some commonly-used MIDP development tools include the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit and the Netbeans Mobility Pack.

In theory, applications written using MIDP and CLDC should have the ability to run on different Java ME-capable devices without any changes in their code, which is consistent with Java’s "write once, run anywhere" mantra. In practice, however, varying hardware specifications among devices, such as graphical display sizes/resolutions and user interfaces, force developers to make additional customizations.

MIDP 3.0, released in 2009, supports the following features (not an exhaustive list):

  • Shared libraries for midlets
  • Improved cross-device interoperability
  • Improved UI expressability and extensibility
  • Support of devices with larger displays
  • High-performance games
  • Auto-launched midlets
  • Inter-midlet communications


Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.