MidpX aims to ease the work of developers who intend on creating mobile apps using the Java ME technology. The package includes a standalone application alongside a browser addon for Internet Explorer and a Windows Explorer integrated tool,, enabling you to easily manage your J2ME programs.
Once installed, the MidpX toolbar is available in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer, providing one-click access to all the available WTK emulators, four in number. There is the RI Midp Emulator, Rex's Midp Emulator, Midp2Exe Emulator and Kwyshell's Midp Emulator. The latter displays an interactive representation of a phone that can help you test the capabilities of your apps using the integrated debugging and tracing tools.
During our testing, the emulators did not appear in the toolbar of more recent versions of Internet Explorer, but worked properly in editions lower than 8.
OTA provisioning and JAR compiler
The package also includes an integrated OTA provisioning agent that enables you to launch apps built using Java Mobile. The agent can load both online or local JAD files, reading the information stored inside the archives and launching the corresponding apps.
Alternatively, MidpX can handle JAR files that rely on the Java ME technology, thanks to its built-in Midp2Exe emulator, whose purpose is to convert input JAR midlets into standalone executable files.
The emulator runs exclusively in the command console, which might be a bit inconvenient to some. Nonetheless, its simple syntax should make it very easy to use.
The compiler prompts you to enter the location of the source JAR file and optionally input the JAD description. It can generate files for both x86 and x64 system architectures and enables you to specify the output location.
Manage J2ME apps the easy way
While it might not work properly with recent versions of Internet Explorer, MidpX is a package that can be used to test and evaluate an app created with Java ME.