Project Capuchin SDK available for download, bridging Java™ ME and Adobe® Flash Lite™
Sony Ericsson's Project Capuchin SDK is a set of APIs, a packaging tool, documents and getting-started tutorials that enables developers to bridge the Java™ ME and Adobe® Flash Lite™ programming environments and is available for download from the dedicated Project Capuchin Docs & Tools web section.
To make the Project Capuchin SDK as accessible as possible to both Java and Flash Lite developers, the components are available for download as the following separate files:
- Swf2Jar 1.1, Project Capuchin packaging tool and user guide
- Sony Ericsson Project Capuchin APIs
- Project Capuchin Product Information document
- Project Capuchin API Java documents
- Setting up the Java environment for Project Capuchin Development
- Getting started with Project Capuchin for Flash Lite and Java developers - includes reference applications
This SDK package will be added to with more tutorials and developer tools over time.
About Project Capuchin
Sony Ericsson's Project Capuchin allows developers to combine the richness of both Java ME and Flash Lite by encapsulating Flash Lite content in Java ME applications making content created by Adobe Flash technology appear as Java ME applications.
The Project Capuchin API and the Swf2Jar tool make it possible to use Flash Lite as the presentation layer and Java ME as the application logic, meaning that Flash tools can be used for UI design while still having access to all the phone services available to Java ME.
Project Capuchin takes advantage of Flash's strengths in fast UI deployment and well established designer tools, meanwhile Java's strengths are in services, security and a well developed distribution infrastructure.
Rikko Sakaguchi, CVP and Head of Creation and Development at Sony Ericsson.
C905: first Sony Ericsson phone with Project Capuchin
The Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot phone is the first phone to support Sony Ericsson's Project Capuchin API. Developers who utilize the Swf2Jar 1.1 packaging tool will be able to test their applications on the C905 as it comes to market.
The C905 is a feature-rich, slider-style phone with an 8.1 megapixel camera and takes the number of phones supporting Sony Ericsson's Java™ Platform 8 (JP-8) and the Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) umbrella standard (JSR 248) to 15. Read more>>
- Download Project Capuchin SDK>>
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