Following the announcement of SNAP, and the fact that it will first be ready for Series 60 MIDP 2.0, the question is out there in plain sight: What about Enterprise SNAP?
No really, I’m serious. Why not use SNAP as a platform for enterprise apps? With MIDP 2.0 you’ve already got an extremely easy form-based user interface. Writing a basic MIDP 2.0 form is just above the complexity level of creating a VB form. Really, it’s simple.
How much of a gaming framework can be used in the enterprise? Quite a bit actually.
The presence info could be killer.
“One second, let me check.” <our geek hero glances at his 6600> “He’s online, I’ll have him call in.”
After that, our geek hero can send Johnson a quick message using SNAP’s instant messaging API.
SNAP may be a useful extension to traditional J2ME->J2EE enterprise solutions, or it might just be useful for some enterprise hacks. Either way, I can’t wait to take a look at it.