29-08-2002, 10:58 AM
I've been looking for a Word and Excel viewer, but can't find anything.
reqwireless.com have a Word viewer built into their EmailViewer app, but they don't want to split it out as a stand-alone app.
They do publish their API, but I only know VB (not Java or C) so I wondered if anybody here knows one of those two and would be interested in creating the app?
I'd be willing to help (as far as I can!) and even pay something for the app.
...contact reqwireless in this case I'd say.Maybe they're even working on something you look for :) They certainly should have what you're looking for in their source code...
29-08-2002, 12:33 PM
ReqWireless are not interested and they're sample code doesn't appear to include the Word viewer bit.
...ok, than the reader must be a component or so within the MIDP Java library, maybe it's quite easy to find information about this on the net in that case.
29-08-2002, 01:15 PM
i found a some open source viewers for excel and word a couple of years ago, shouldnt be that difficult to port... and shouldnt there be importers built into star-office or open-office that are open-source and simple to port.
maybe a word->html/wml and a excel->html/wml converter.
29-08-2002, 01:44 PM
Now excuse my ignorance and mixing of terminology, but I understand Requireless to provide a Word viewer by using a server as some sort of a proxy, so that if you view a Word document, the document is actually being opened elsewhere and just presented to the viewer in a form it can understand.
I get this impression in the Requireless FAQ for the Web Viewer - their go-between does all the work and the viewer just shows what's given it by the server.
This of course means that there is no Word viewer installed on the 7650, only a means to receive data from the server that interprets the Word viewer.
If this is true, some people may be frightened by security issues, but I think it is cool. If you have any concerns, view the FAQ where Requireless make it clear what data they do and do not collect.
29-08-2002, 02:26 PM
Couldn't rule out the sever-based solution, but when I tried it (I installed EmailViewer just to see this working) it seemed very quick... too quick to be sent down from somewhere else.
I could be wrong, I was using GPRS and the connection was already open so I don't know.
The code REQwireless show is a basic email client, not the code for their published EmailView app.