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Topic # 27520 29-Oct-2008 16:51
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BB always has had a reputation for being an email only device and not open for custom apps - if you believe the marketing, RIM seem to be challenging this perspective and seem to be trying to make it easier for people to develop apps for the BB.
I was wondering if anyone has any experience of developing apps for the BB and can either confirm or deny the marketing.
Any info on how this works and how it compares to developing for windows mobile would also be appreciated.

Thanks

A


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  Reply # 178789 19-Nov-2008 12:40
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Hi Andy, we've developed numerous apps for the Blackberry platform over the last couple of years.  Case in point, BB apps are now the largest segment of mobile apps sold on Handango, the no 1 mobile app marketplace.  Having observed the success of Apple's app marketplace BB have announced that they'll be launching their own marketplace in the short term.

There's nothing to prevent developers deploying applications onto the BB in a similar fashion to any other device.  The only comment I'd make in relation to developing BB apps is that for any given thing you want to do it always seems to be a bit more annoying to do on BB than other platforms.  Not impossible, just more of a hassle.

Best regards,
Aaron Davidson.

SimWorks International Limited

www.simworks.com - New Zealands leading developer of mobile applications




Best regards,
Aaron Davidson.

SimWorks International Limited

www.simworks.com - New Zealands leading developer of mobile applications


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  Reply # 179928 24-Nov-2008 15:58
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Hi Andy,

RIM are keen to provide some training on their MDS Developer Studio in NZ - thought you might be interested in this post  ... http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=30&TopicId=28261

Cheers
Liz

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