Java on GBA
aJile Systems introduces a plug-in cart to download Java aps on the GBA.
March 06, 2003 - At the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, ajile Systems demonstrated its peripheral for the Game Boy Advance: a cartridge that enables users to program and download Java-based software to the handheld through the use of a PC cable.
Hundreds of Java-based MIDP game titles are already available for tens of millions of Java-enabled mobile phones sold, and developers can easily convert these programs to work on the JAMiD cartridge.
The JAMiD cartridge includes aJile's high-performance direct execution aJ-100 Java microprocessor, an MP3 audio player, and all of the necessary memory and interface hardware to download and run MIDP-compatible games and MP3 audio. aJile is selling the JAMiD as a complete development kit with software tools that enable game developers to rapidly create exciting MIDP game titles for Game Boy handhelds. aJile is also negotiating with OEMs in Asia, Europe and North America to manufacture and merchandise consumer versions of the JAMiD game cartridge.
The aJile JAMiD Development Kit will include a JAMiD Java gaming cartridge, J2ME/CLDC/MIDP Java Runtime, aJile development tool chain, JAMiD adapter boards and cables. The JAMiD Development Kit will be available in the first week of April, and is currently priced at $199 each. No details on a consumer version of the cartridge were available at the show.