01-26-2013 11:06 AM
No toolkit. Simply add
<qnx> .... <cascadesTheme>dark</cascadesTheme> ... </qnx>
01-26-2013 04:35 PM
01-26-2013 04:43 PM
01-26-2013 06:09 PM
Do You mean that app should always use blue titlebar?
My app was rejected because of UI but I don't know what is the problem because it wasn't specified in e-mail from testing team. My app is using grey background. Should it be white or black?
Thanks in advance for response
01-27-2013 03:04 AM
01-27-2013 07:09 PM - edited 01-27-2013 07:10 PM
Apps can have unique backgrounds, its just the controls that should be BB controls (to what ever toolkit you are using). The whole idea of BFB is that when a user sees the app, they know right away that it is a BB app (not Android, not iOS, not WebOS, etc.). Common controls enhances UX since the learning curve between BFB apps is consistent. As more people become use to the swipes and flow of a BB app, they will seek out apps that behave the same way on their BB10 device. Those that do not follow the convention will see a reduction in downloads and if they want to become successful on BB10, they will need to adopt the same conventions.
If the UI guidelines show blue as the standard UI toolbar, then it is a part of the guidelines. It does not say you have to use a titlebar, but if you do, it should be a BB titlebar.
01-28-2013 10:30 AM
BTW: jtegen - you wrote I am beginning to see a pattern of what they are looking for. Could you please share your observations with us? I still don't see anything official from BB.
01-28-2013 12:22 PM
None of this is official either. Things I see getting approved and not approved include (but not limited to):
I've probably reviewed about a dozen apps for various people that have been rejected for BFB to hopefully give a little more information then they are getting from BFB reviewers. This seems to be the overall pattern.
The other things that I am still trying to figure out are "single purpose apps". Apps that do one basic thing. Do those apps, no matter how well done they are, reach to the level of BFB? I do not know. But so far, those have been rejected (from what I have seen), but have for other reasons listed above as well. Not saying these are "fart" apps, but a fart app could be done really well, but it still does one basic thing -- play an audio file. Is that a BFB app, even if the UI, services, flow, etc are done amazingly well? Left for RIM to decide and make more clear to the community.
Most of the apps that I have reviewed have a very clear purpose and just need to clean up a bunch of UX items and consistency. I enjoy doing this, because it also provide me the opportunity to make certain I stay on track with my own apps. Once BFB apps become easy to download, they will be good to use a guides for correcting and adding more BFB apps.
01-28-2013 12:34 PM
01-28-2013 02:54 PM