Association for Computing Machinery
Mobile phones are becoming a new popular platform for business applications. The number of mobile user's increases daily and so does the need for efficient mobile data access and management. However, a traditional approach to business application and database design is not suitable for mobile devices because of the limited memory and connection bandwidth. This paper presents a novel lightweight mobile SOA-based architecture for business applications running on J2ME enabled devices such as cell phones. The paper includes position statement based on the authors' experience and describes a first prototype implementation of the architecture.