Creating a Cellphone Game/Application

Submitted on: 1/3/2015 3:06:00 AM
By: R. Kistner (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
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Compatibility: Java (JDK 1.2)
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     Learn how to create a game or application for your cellphone.


Creating Cellphone Game or Application

by Ralf Kistner

To create a game or application for your cellphone, you need the following:

  • Jdk1.3 or higher (
  • J2ME Wireless Toolkit (
  • Any Java IDE or text editor
  • A java-compatible cellphone (optional)

Note: This is not a tutorial to teach you Java. You should be confident with Java before reading this tutorial.

Getting started with J2ME

Step 1: In J2ME Wireless Toolkit, create a new project. Give the project any name you want. Make the class name Main. You don't need to change any of the settings.

Step 2: Create [J2ME home dir]\apps\[project name]\src\ with the following code:

import javax.microedition.midlet.MIDlet;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.*;
public class Main extends MIDlet {
	private Form mainForm;
	public Main() {
		//create a new Form with the specified title
		mainForm = new Form("Hello World");
		//append a String to the form
		mainForm.append("Hello World!");
	public void startApp () {
		//show the Form in the display area
	public void destroyApp(boolean b) { }
	public void pauseApp() { }

Step 3: In J2ME, build the project. If you don't get any errors, you can run your program. A frame with a picture of a cellphone should pop up. Click on the button under launch and you should see "Hello World!".

Congratulations! You've just created your own cellphone application!

Step 4: To get it on your cellphone, you'll have to create a package (Project-> Package-> Create Package). See your cellphone's manual for futher instructions on how to put it on your cellphone.

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