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Writing Applications for Mobile Phones Using Ice

AdrianAdrian Member Adrian MarriottOrganization: Logos Software LtdProject: Research into ObjectStore Interface
I'm new to ICE and mobile app development and I have a question regarding the use of ICE components, such as ICE Touch and Ice for Android, on mobile devices.

From what I can find in the ICE documentation the only available protocols are TCP/IP, UDP and SSL. My question is: Do all telco operators allow 3rd party apps to use these protocols? In other words, has anyone had trouble deploying their mobile client written using ICE components because the telco requires the client app to communicate to the server using http or some such?

Thanks

-- Adrian

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  • bernardbernard Jupiter, FLAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Bernard NormierOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice ZeroC Staff
    Hi Adrian,

    Welcome to our forums!

    Ice, Ice Touch and Ice for Android do indeed require "raw" TCP (or SSL or UDP), and do not include a http-tunneling option.

    I am not aware of any telco operator that restricts data communications for smartphones to a few protocols (like HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP ...); while possible in theory, I am sure this would break many applications ... and help the telco's competitors.

    Best regards,
    Bernard
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