Category Archives: JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

We did it! JavaFX8 multimedia project on iPad, Android, Windows and Mac!

Within the last month we worked very hard to reach one goal: Develop an app with JavaFX8 for Windows, Mac, Linux AND iOS and Android! Aaaanndd….we did it! For our app with used JavaFX8 in conjunction with FXML, CSS and native C code to bring a awesome multimedia app to the mobile platforms and to the desktop. With only ONE project – from only ONE developer – and very very quick.

If any company is interested in using this cross platform deveelopement technology (Java and JavaFX), please contact us at http://www.ultramixer.com/contact

 

Best regards,

Tobi

UltraMixer Digital Audio Solutions

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JavaFX8 on iPad 3

JavaFX8 on iPad 3

JavaFX8 on 99$ Android tablet

JavaFX8 on 99$ Android tablet

JavaFX8 on 99$ Android tablet

JavaFX8 on 99$ Android tablet

 

JavaFX 8 app

JavaFX 8 app to remotely control desktop software via WebSockets

IMG_2152 Kopie

JavaFX 8 app with native audio engine in C via JNI on iPhone 4

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Intellij crossplatform project structure

JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

JavaFX on iOS and Android: The real problem and challenge

Hello to the community,

I read the last discussion about „JavaFX native look and feel“ on the openjfx mailing list and have to get out of my mind the following things:

In my opinion the MAIN point is not „how to bring the native look and feel to iOS/Android“, the real MAIN issue is: we need a professional JVM(!) which works performant and reliable on iOS, Android and Windows 8! Only if we have such a JVM, developers and companies are motivated to develop real commercial apps with JavaFX and contribute stuff back to OpenJFX!

RoboVM is a good „prototype“. Niklas is currently one of the most important people for the JavaFX community. He and his company has build the first and one and only real solution to deploy Java and JavaFX code to the iOS platform! His work is really great! But: He is only one(!) person! This kind of complex task I would expect from big companies like Oracle, IBM, SAP or Twitter. But from this direction we don’t hear anything about it.

It is not enough that people like Niklas (Trillian AB) or Matthias and me (UltraMixer) are trying to bring JavaFX to iOS and Android. It’s all experimental stuff! Yes, currently we can start JavaFX apps on a real iPhone and iPad. And yes, we have managed to start JavaFX on a real Android device using the Dalvik VM. BUT: this is not a long term solution and only experimental! RoboVM on iOS uses the android class library instead of the real Java = OpenJDK. Our „JavaFX on Android“ solution uses Google Dalvik VM and the Android class library as well! So both solutions does not use the real Java platform (=OpenJDK)!

In my opinion there are only two solutions: 1) Oracle releases their JVM for iOS and Android. 2) The „community“ starts a new company who develops a professional, performant and reliable solution for „JavaFX on iOS and Android“ which contains of a JVM and the 6 degrees Felix described in his blog post, mainly native integration (API) and look and feel (skins, native controls).

Cheers,
Tobi

JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

Oracle and the special JavaFX “iOS team” for JavaFX

A simple bug report in JavaFX’s Jira reveals: Oracle seams to have a special “iOS team” for JavaFX! Take a look at the last comment here: https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-31230

JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

JavaFX on iOS, Android and web – the best tracks on JavaOne 2013 in San Francisco

Hi JavaFX freaks, 

our dreams comes true? Maybe! Here are the most interesting tracks on JavaOne 2013 you should follow if you are interested in “JavaFX on iOS, Android and the web”:

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JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

How to make an iOS app using JavaFX 8

Summary

Updated on Juli, 9, 2013

JavaFX8 on iOSJavaFX using CSS on iOS

After showing two pics of “JavaFX 8 on iPhone” on twitter and openjfx mailing list, many many people asked me how did I do that. So here is the magic:

My JavaFX app for iOS using three main technologies:

  1. OpenJFX 8
  2. RoboVM 0.0.2
  3. Android SDK (currently no OpenJDK!)

To make an iOS app using JavaFX8 and RoboVM you have to do the following steps:

  1. Download, patch and build OpenJFX8.
  2. Download and install RoboVM (0.0.2)
  3. Download my sample project “JavaFX4iOS“, (open it in IntelliJ) and call the “compile” and “runOnDevice” ant task.

Thats it!

  

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JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

iPhone app with JavaFX 2: NavigationBar & ListView demo

Today I made a short demo showing an animated iPhone NavigationBar with a back button and a ListView control. The animation consists of a ParallelTransition including two TranslateTransitions. The ListView and the back button is styled with pure CSS. For the back button is used a svg path shape (-fx-shape)

 

 

Best regards,

Tobi

JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

iPhone apps with JavaFX 2: ListView

Today I skinned the ListView control so that is looks like the native iOS ListView…

 

JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

Native looking skins for JavaFX 2 on Windows 7 & Mac OS X 10.7

JavaFX 2 is a great technology. It’s so easy to develop beautiful apps with FXML and CSS. But unforunatly – in contrast to Swing – there is no support for the native look and feel for Windows, Mac and Linux. So if you write a JavaFX 2 app it looks like a JavaFX 2 app. But many user – especially Mac users – want to have Mac OS X apps which look and feel like Mac OS X apps.

So in my opinion it’s very important to deliver JavaFX 2 skins for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.7 which look and feel like their native original. Oracle’s goal was to replace Swing by FX2. So in my opinion it’s absolutely necessary to provide the same quality of Look-and-Feels for Windows, Mac and Linux like Swing do! Otherwise JavaFX2 is no real replacement for Swing. Unfortunatly at the moment Oracle has no plans to support this :( (http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-20299)

I recently started a project to develop native looking skins by CSS. Take a look at my demo application which shows JavaSwing LNF on Mac OS X 10.8 on the left side, and my skin CSS file for JavaFX 2 on the right side.

 

 

 

JavaFX2 / JavaFX8

Developing iPhone apps with JavaFX 2

Currently JavaFX 2 does not support iOS platform. But we all believe in Oracle developing a solution to bundle Java & JavaFX 2 within an iOS app…

So I started writing a CSS skin for iPhone. Take  look at my first demo.