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Not to be left behind on mobile-development advances, Oracle announced the delivery of its Java-based Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile Client, an extension of the Oracle Application Development Framework.

A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle ADF Mobile Client enables developers to extend their existing skills into mobile devices. It simplifies application creation and deployment using a single, standard Java user-interface framework and tooling for all supported devices. Developers can build once and deploy to multiple devices—and as support for new devices is added in Oracle ADF Mobile Client, applications can be deployed to the new platforms without redevelopment.

"The increased adoption of mobile business applications requires Java developers to create and extend mobile applications faster than ever before,” Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president of Tools and Middleware at Oracle, said in a statement. “Oracle ADF Mobile Client and Oracle ADF Mobile Browser enable developers to leverage their existing skill sets to efficiently deploy applications across mobile devices and platforms, and address rapidly increasing mobility requirements within the enterprise.”

Oracle ADF Mobile Client provides native mobile functionality, allowing applications to be deployed directly to mobile devices, with initial support for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices.

With access to real-time and offline data and deep device services integration, Oracle ADF Mobile Client provides benefits for a variety of applications, including field service, warehouse management, consumer goods/retail execution and sales-force automation.

For more, read the eWEEK article: Oracle Launches Application Development Framework Mobile Client.