Java Apps on Cisco IP Phones

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    Created by: Ramon Romero Rodriguez on 08-03-2010 09:40:03 PM
    Hi all
     
    I have this customer with some Java applications developed for their Blackberrys, now they want the same Java apps on Cisco IP Phones using XML/MIDLets:
     
    1. Is this possible?
     
    2. What "architecture" is needed? (CUCM + any other server? + CUAE? + Third-party development?)
     
    3. What Java version is supported by Cisco?
     
    4. What CUCM resourses are needed?

    Thank you very much
     
    Best Regards,

    Ramon

    Subject: RE: Java Apps on Cisco IP Phones
    Replied by: David Staudt on 08-03-2010 10:42:05 PM
    The latest Cisco phones do have the capability to run Java 'midlet' applications, however the work needed to make this bullet proof and to provide good documentation/support infrastructure is not yet complete.  The current implementation is based on J2ME/MIDP 2.0, and has as been successfully demonstrated in the new Visual Voice Mail applet for Unity, and a select handful of 3rd party developer apps.
     
    Please stand by for announcements on the availability of a phone Midlet SDK in the coming months.
     
    You did mention 'XML' below...have you investigated the capability of the existing XML services API to provide the needed services?

    Subject: RE: Java Apps on Cisco IP Phones
    Replied by: David Staudt on 09-03-2010 12:51:52 AM
    If you haven't, check out the docs and SDK here: http://developer.cisco.com/web/ipps/docs
     
    The SDK includes many sample applications.  
     
    The IP phones have an XML-over-HTTP 'browser' that allows them to request and display information/pictures/input forms and other stuff on the phone screen, from a server/application that you write using standard web development tools and protocols.  You can actually do quite a bit with this interface as-is.
     

    Subject: RE: Java Apps on Cisco IP Phones
    Replied by: Ramon Romero Rodriguez on 09-03-2010 12:19:50 AM
    Hi David,

    Thank you for your response.
     
    So we should work well only "pointing" the ip phones to the web services/java server, right?
     

    You did mention 'XML' below...have you investigated the capability of the existing XML services API to provide the needed services?



    Not at all, only they mentioned to have Java applications for Blackberry, that's what you meant?
     
    Best Regards

    Subject: RE: Java Apps on Cisco IP Phones
    Replied by: DAVID POPECK on 15-03-2010 03:59:45 PM
    Please stand by for announcements on the availability of a phone Midlet SDK in the coming months.





     
    Is there any finer ETA than this for the SDK? Am I likely to see something during early Q2 or could we be waiting for sometime in Q3?
     
    Thanks
     
    David

    Subject: RE: Java Apps on Cisco IP Phones
    Replied by: David Staudt on 15-03-2010 05:53:49 PM
    Dates aren't committed yet.  If you have a compelling business case/need, pls send your details to developer-support@cisco.com and we'll put you in touch with the product managers who prioritize these features.