I was asking Simon Brown for some details on the Blogger API and he pointed me to another effort to create a J2ME based blogger. Funny to notice how hard it is to come up with someting no one else did yet...

The AtomAPI webservice for blogging also seems one of the candicate interfaces to support and since JSR172 J2METM Web Services Specificationis out, it should be possible to support this interface also. Unfortunately is it not that simple. I ran the WSDL thru the sub generator of the WTK and it fails reporting someting about an unknown type. I'll need to dig into this a bit more, but suspect that JSR172 does not support all types required by the AtomAPI.

Ok, time for some fun. In the day job I'm mostly working on server side Java stuff, usually J2EE based. Nice, but not as sexy as those cool smartphones like the Treo 600. Recently a Java runtime has become available for Palm based devices, the J2ME Wireless Toolkit seems like an OK toolkit to build it, so let's do it ;-)

Installation of the runtime on my Treo 600 was no problem. The toolkit did have some weird behaviour that seems to be dependent on the network config. See this post in the J2ME deleoper forum for details. The problem is not resolved yet.

Initially I think I'll focus on the blogger API, simply because it is supported by the blog application I use (Pebble). Later on it should also support other blog APIs.