13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2011 8:17 PM by PogoPossum
Marjorie Fenner Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Does the iPad have java or a substitute for it? I need java for one of my sites.

Thanks.

Margie

iPad, Other OS
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,270 points)
    No java on the iPad. What you can do is see if the site that uses java has an app in the app store.
  • Marjorie Fenner Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Thank you for your response. Avon does not have an ap but I shall email them suggesting one.
  • DBMotion Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Are the Apple techs working to have Java, flash, and shockwave available on future iPads? I need that to take a course offered on the internet.
    I would be wonderful to use the iPad instead of lugging the ole computer.
  • MuddyBulldog Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
    DBMotion wrote:
    Are the Apple techs working to have Java, flash, and shockwave available on future iPads? I need that to take a course offered on the internet.
    I would be wonderful to use the iPad instead of lugging the ole computer.

    No to all.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Are the Apple techs working to have Java, flash, and shockwave available on future iPads?


    No.

    See: http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    DBMotion wrote:
    Are the Apple techs working to have Java, flash, and shockwave available on future iPads?


    Java would be the responsibility of Sun, now owned by Oracle, to develop. Last I heard they'd given up work on a Java interpreter for iOS, but I've not seen anything from them recently on the subject.

    Flash and Shockwave would be up to Adobe, and so far they can't even get a decent version of Flash working on Android, so the chance of seeing Flash on any iOS device (where Apple is exerting much more control over what is offered) in the near future is vanishingly small. Shockwave is all but dead, it appears, so that's not likely to ever appear on any mobile device, though predicting Adobe's plans is difficult.
  • BRichards Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    According to Sun...

    How do I get Java for Mobile/PDA devices?

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    This article applies to:
    •Platform(s): All Platforms
    •Java version(s): All JRE Versions

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    Java capability for mobile devices is integrated by the device manufacturers. You need to check with your device manufacturer about availability of this technology in your device.

    KVM, the virtual machine for mobile devices, is the counterpart of JVM (Java virtual machine). It is used to run applets and applications written with Java technology on mobile devices. *KVM must be installed by the manufacturer. It is NOT available for download or installation by consumers.*

    If the consumer wants and needs this you would think Apple would accomodate. As a result my company is forgoing massively purchasing these since it does not support Java KVM which is necessary to run our enterprise learning management system. We had great plans to use this to help aide learning in the workplace.

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,710 points)
    If the consumer wants and needs this you would think Apple would accomodate. As a result my company


    You could perhaps think that, but Apple made it clear when announcing the iPad last January that Java (and Flash) would not be supported. You can tell them the consequences via the channel they have set up for such comments:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html
  • zouk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I'm not sure about the iPad, but here's the latest info for the iPhone.

    Apple finally permits Java on the iPhone - When will Oracle deliver?

    Here's the link below though. Happy reading

    http://weblogs.java.net/blog/mkarg/archive/2010/09/10/apple-finally-permits-java -iphone-when-will-oracle-deliver
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    That is not an official statement by Apple; it's just speculation and interpretation of Apple's development guidelines by users just like you and me (from what I can tell, Markus Karg does not work for Oracle and so cannot speak for them). So nothing it that page should be taking as being in any way any indication that Oracle will ever develop a version of Java for iOS devices nor that Apple would accept it should such a version be developed.
  • Crimson Doll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple:

    I purchased the iPad as Christmas gift for my husband as a way to make his life a little easier as a teacher.
    Because the iPad does not carry java, he cannot use the app "Power Teacher" to record grades,
    and take attendance. I am really disappointed. If you can't use Java, please develop a version for the
    iPad.
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,710 points)
    Apple:


    To tell Apple something, go here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html
  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)
    Ask the developer of Power Teacher to make an app for the iPad ... Or look at alternatives. There are classroom management apps in the app store.