Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development by Chris King

By Chris King

BlackBerry units and functions are promoting by means of the thousands. As a BlackBerry developer, you wish a sophisticated ability set to effectively make the most the main compelling positive aspects of the platform. This e-book can help you boost that ability set and train you ways to create the main refined BlackBerry courses attainable.

With Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development, you’ll get a accomplished examine the hot positive factors incorporated with SDK 6, together with the net and widgets SDK, the net browser, and extra. You’ll additionally tips on how to make the most of BlackBerry media features corresponding to the digital camera and video playback. The booklet additionally exhibits you ways to ship and obtain textual content and multimedia messages, use strong cryptography libraries, and fix with the user’s own and enterprise contacts and calendar.

not just will you be studying the right way to use those APIs, yet you’ll even be development a software that takes complete benefit of them: a instant media-sharing app. each one chapter’s classes might be utilized through improving the app from a prototype to an absolutely polished application. alongside the way in which, you are going to methods to differentiate your product from different downloads by way of absolutely integrating with the recent BlackBerry 6 working procedure. Your app will run within the browser and inside of machine menus, similar to software program that includes the telephone. you are going to even examine BlackBerry's new net browser good points, internet standards-based software improvement equipment, and more.

when you are ok with writing apps, this publication will help you take them to the following point. You’ll methods to circulation from working on one telephone to operating on all telephones, and from one nation to all international locations. You’ll also tips on how to aid your clients with updates. No different source compares for studying the concepts wanted for professional improvement in this cellular platform.

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The HTTP side HTTP -and HTTPS, the secure counterpart- is the protocol we are going to use for the initial load process when working with websites and webapps by default. This section is useless when talking about hybrid apps, as the initial loading will be based on a local filesystem as we will cover later in the book. In this section of the chapter we will focus on tips that we can use on the server’s con‐ figuration to improve performance. In the HTTP section we will cover some server configuration tips.

Samsung Browser The Chromium-based Samsung Browser available on most of their Android devices, such as in the Galaxy series, can’t be emulated. Samsung doesn’t provide the code, even if you download the SDK add-ons from Samsung. Because, it’s Chromium-based we can assume that most stuff will work similar to Chrome on the same version but we are never sure. The best approach for this browser is then using a real device. 40 | Chapter 2: Where to measure performance Amazon Silk, LG and other custom browsers Following Samsung, Amazon doesn’t provide any way to test the Silk browser -the one available on Kindle Fire and Fire Phone devices.

The browser while sharing roots with Chrome on WebKit, it’s a very different app in terms of performance and web compatibility as you can see in Figure 1-7. Figure 1-7. 3 compared with Google Chrome. 4, Google has decided to remove support for that browser but it didn’t replace it by Chrome either (at least not technically). 4+ devices with Chrome pre-installed. ) signed a separate agreement with Google to include Play Services and Google’s apps that are not part of the Android OS, such as Maps, GMail, Inbox, Play Store and Google Chrome.

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