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Fred@mySkylla com
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02/04/12 01:40 PM (5 years ago)

Blackberry & Buzztouch

https://appworld.blackberry.com/isvportal/guidelines.do;jsessionid=C2310766C321FB7CE43D14241FC9AB8D

Is it possible to use the Source Code to create a Blackberry App?

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02/04/12 05:41 PM (5 years ago)
I've tried and it gives me an error about Google maps... I don't use google maps.... How do I remove?
 
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02/04/12 05:58 PM (5 years ago)
I guess my problem is only for 1.5 or buzztouch server apps. 1.4 apps just need a re-sized icon.
 
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02/04/12 06:11 PM (5 years ago)
did you use the apk or what?
 
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02/05/12 12:03 AM (5 years ago)
Thanks for confirming this. I couldn't belive it when I saw it posted on the web earlier, so I wanted this confirmation. Thanks
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02/05/12 12:28 PM (5 years ago)
Does anyone know whether it works for 1,5 apps? Any fixes to the maps issue?

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02/05/12 12:35 PM (5 years ago)
Yes, it'll work for BTv1.5 (not confirm) will solve that tomorrow after the National Holiday is over.
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02/05/12 10:45 PM (5 years ago)
Alright, great, let us know how you go :)
 
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02/09/12 03:07 PM (5 years ago)
Any update on the maps issue
 
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02/09/12 04:00 PM (5 years ago)
There's a second thread has some info

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02/12/12 08:37 AM (5 years ago)
Piotr, just posted about his BTv1.4 app the he repackaged into BlackBerry PlayBook OS app. It's a English quiz app with pictures. Fred
 
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02/12/12 11:17 AM (5 years ago)
Just an update, my first app was approved a few days ago and I got a email yesterday about them shipping my free Playbook within 72 hours.
 
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02/12/12 11:27 AM (5 years ago)
Piotr posted a nice how to create a BlackBerry PlayBook app on the following thread.

Please review and add anything you can.

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http://www.buzztouch.com/forum/thread.php?tid=D0916B3CFA27001E3639EB1&status=&searchInput=search...&sortColumn=FT.dateStampUTC&sortUpDown=DESC¤tPage=1&doViews=1
 
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02/12/12 12:45 PM (5 years ago)
Good work Koopa! Out of interest, what was your app?

PANICK!! I requested my code signing keys almost 16 hours ago and haven't got the email yet- I've also submitted the request twice. How long did it take for yours?
 
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02/12/12 12:56 PM (5 years ago)
Just re-ordered the keys for the 3rd time. If I don't get them in the next few hours I've missed the free playbook :O
 
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02/12/12 01:26 PM (5 years ago)
Spooky... As soon as I posted my keys turned up.

Anyway, Koopa, did you have to change any of the formatting in your app, or anything apart from removing the maps prior to submission? How long did approval take you?

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02/12/12 02:25 PM (5 years ago)
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After obtaining to key & adding blackberry nature, what to next app I tried to export but that didn't work.

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02/12/12 02:26 PM (5 years ago)
Just received the key.

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02/12/12 06:08 PM (5 years ago)
All dressed and nowhere to go.

Have my app ready to submit, but developers account has not been submitted.

So I'll wait by the window for a date to the prom.

Fred

Is this offer open to devs who got a PlayBook during the last offer, but are developing a new app?

The offer is open to any developer that submits a new application during the qualifying period.

May be next prom.
 
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02/12/12 06:28 PM (5 years ago)
---Anyway, Koopa, did you have to change any of the formatting in your app, or anything apart from removing the maps prior to submission? How long did approval take you?---

Actually, I just realized that the app that was approved was one I coded myself. It is a simple metronome app. It took 2 days to be approved but I submited my BuzzTouch app the same day a few hours later and it is still in the approval process. I didn't change the format for anything because I had nothing to test with and the simulator would not work for me. So I just submitted then hoping that they would be approved so I could test them on my free playbook and it looks like it worked.

---After obtaining to key & adding blackberry nature, what to next app I tried to export but that didn't work. ---
I'm not quite sure what you are reffering to here but it sounds like you got it all figured out.

----All dressed and nowhere to go.

Have my app ready to submit, but developers account has not been submitted.

So I'll wait by the window for a date to the prom.

Fred

Is this offer open to devs who got a PlayBook during the last offer, but are developing a new app?

The offer is open to any developer that submits a new application during the qualifying period.

May be next prom.
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Yeah, looks like you won't make the deadline... It took them a few days to approve my vendor account.
 
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02/12/12 06:36 PM (5 years ago)
If anyone has developer account but no app ready no problem:

Create app one screen only.

Add icon

Download

5 min

Change icon

5 min

If you haven't or can't figure out Eclipse I got you covered.

Get your key

Send me zipped package.

You're finished. I'll process in Eclipse.

Then you submit with approved acct.

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02/12/12 06:45 PM (5 years ago)
A shinny new Pumpkin drawn by six very large mice just pulled up. Looks like I'm going to the prom after all.

Fred

We are pleased to inform you that your request to be added to Research In Motion's vendor list has been approved.
 
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02/12/12 07:00 PM (5 years ago)
I reckon my app is worthy, although my only concern is whether the fprmattig etc will look fine on a Playbook.
 
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02/14/12 10:58 PM (5 years ago)
I've been following this thread but don't have much to add. I did some BB development many years ago (early on) and was very frustrated with the process. Not them per sey, just the process itself. I remember it as clunky and far less polished than I would expect from a company that literally invented this market (kinda).

I'm for sure interested in re-visiting this now that they appear to support Android builds. I have zero idea how they want the apps packaged but some insights in this post make it seem doable. The biggest challenge for sure will be the app owner understanding how the layouts work. I'm guessing the java class files will be less of hassle than the layout files and logic. Unsure really.

If BB reaches out to us, I'm sure we could figure out a way to help them get 10 or 20,000 apps submitted to their market (if they want to seed it with options) but until that happens we'll be unable to spend any time on their platform. We've got more than we can handle going on already ;-)
 
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02/22/12 09:53 AM (5 years ago)
New development by BlackBerry. The PlayBook now supports email.

So your email screens will now work

Fed

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/technology/an-e-mail-app-arrives-for-the-blackberry-tablet.xml
 
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