At the recent JavaONE conference in San Francisco, Oracle demonstrated JavaFX running on iOS and Android. While this hasn’t been officially approved by Apple, the proof of concept is also hope for the future of Java. I am heartened by Oracle’s new investment into Java and it looks like the coming years will be exciting ones for Java developers.
Update: It appears that Apple has loosened its restrictions on the technologies that can be used in their iOS app store. Therefore it seems very unlikely that Apple would try to block the use of JavaFX/Java applications in the iOS app store. Even more exciting!!
In addition to these demos, Oracle also announced the release of a JavaFX beta for Mac, and the developer of preview of JDK 7 for Mac – which promises a very bright future for Mac Java development.