Using JSR 179 (Location) in Java ME
One of the most engaging and useful features of mobile phones coming out today is that they know where you are. Developers can use this information to provide consumers with a diverse array of apps ranging from real-time location-based games and social apps to nearby restaurant suggestions and speed trap locations.
AT AT&T, we require that all devices coming down our pipeline (except for our value tier of devices) support APIs to access the location of the device. In the Java ME application platform, this comes in the form of JSR 179, or the Location API. This API is included in the javax.microedition.location package. For more technical information about JSR 179, please see our tech tip here.
Note: Please be advised that at the current time, for security reasons, we only allow our most trusted developers access to our customers’ location. If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a trusted partner, please check out our certification process at http://developer.att.com/appcert.