running .jar and .jad files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rock6079, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. rock6079 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    i have a bunch of .jar files on my computer that will work with my phone (nokia 3100), but b4 i put them on i want to see if they are good and worth the time to put on the phone. these are all java files i know. i would have thought since i have java on the comp i could double click and run them, but this is not the case. is this possible? are there any emulators or programs for these java files, or should this just work but i just don't know what im doing lol?

    thanks a lot
  2. iJed macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2001
    West Sussex, UK
    While your Mac can run Java archives it does not have the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) APIs. These are specially designed APIs to make it possible to write Java applications for the limited capabilities of a mobile phone and so would be rather pointless to support on a desktop system. Mac OS X ships with the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) which is a rich set of APIs designed for desktop application development. J2SE is therefore far bigger than your mobile phone has storage capacity for or the memory to run applications written with it.

    EDIT: As for emulators I have no idea. Try Google. Its much faster than waiting for an answer on these forums.
  3. rock6079 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    thank u

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