The Most Innovative JSR on the J2ME Platform side was selected from
- JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API 2.0
- JSR 211 Content Handler API
- JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements - Winner
- JSR 242 Digital Set Top Box Profile - "On Ramp to OCAP"
in the API are so innovative that they don't even
exist in native devices yet. We have to try to
simplify somewhat so that the average developer
who doesn't have a degree in acoustics and music
can use it and do what he likes to do."
– Antti Rantalahti, Spec Lead for JSR
234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements, Most Innovative
JSR, J2ME Platform
Antti Rantalahti, a senior research engineer at Nokia
Corporation, served as spec lead of JSR 234, the winning candidate.
He says the features in the API "are so innovative that they
don't even exist in native devices yet."
Camera phones and other devices would benefit from multimedia features,
- sophisticated imaging control to permit adjustments in lighting,
contrast, white balance, and so on
- 3D audio to enable the perception that sounds originate from
specific locations in space, and
- radio tuning to FM and AM frequencies.
Rantalahti is determined that "sophisticated" will not
mean complicated and confusing. The technology is "really complex.
We have to try to simplify somewhat so that the average developer
who doesn't have a degree in acoustics and music can use it and
do what he likes to do. I'm really happy if we end up with a JSR
that pretty much anyone can use."
When it comes to technology, Rantalahti goes for the leading edge.
As for his future goals within the JCP, he wants to do "something
even more innovative!" What that idea might be was left open
to the imagination when he melted back into the throng of developers
chatting over plates of sushi, stuffed mushrooms, tortellini, and