Oracle Launches Application Development Framework Mobile Client
Oracle announced a new mobile client extension to its Application Development Framework, which enables developers to quickly develop apps for mobile devices.Not to be left behind on mobile-development advances, Oracle announced the delivery of its Java-based Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile Client, an extension of the Oracle Application Development Framework. A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle ADF Mobile Client enables developers to extend their existing skills into mobile devices. It simplifies application creation and deployment using a single, standard Java user-interface framework and tooling for all supported devices. Developers can build once and deploy to multiple devices-and as support for new devices is added in Oracle ADF Mobile Client, applications can be deployed to the new platforms without redevelopment.
"The increased adoption of mobile business applications requires Java developers to create and extend mobile applications faster than ever before," Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president of Tools and Middleware at Oracle, said in a statement. "Oracle ADF Mobile Client and Oracle ADF Mobile Browser enable developers to leverage their existing skill sets to efficiently deploy applications across mobile devices and platforms, and address rapidly increasing mobility requirements within the enterprise."
- Offline and real-time access to enterprise data: Oracle ADF Mobile Client framework provides design tools and data-synchronization services for offline data synchronization. In addition, a real-time data link can be established declaratively via Web Services. Data can also be cached locally, providing support for hybrid online/offline mobile applications.
- Local device hardware access: Mobile clients created with Oracle ADF Mobile Client can access local device hardware such as cameras, GPS and other data-acquisition sources from Java code embedded into the application.
- Declarative bar-code reader integration: Allows Oracle ADF mobile applications to simply and seamlessly integrate with integrated bar-code readers on the device.
- Data synchronization between the device and the enterprise: Oracle Database Lite Mobile Server provides a
highly configurable data synchronization engine that allows delta-based
automatic as well as on-demand synchronization. Mobile Transaction Replay
Service, part of the Oracle ADF Mobile Client, also allows logical transactions
that have been recorded on the mobile device while offline to be replayed
through a service API rather than directly to the database. This approach
promotes the reuse of existing enterprise services and a well-separated