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All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

A change in leadership can be a very rocky experience, especially those that are close to RIM.  As developers, we are in the middle ground between RIM employee and consumer.  Since we, indirectly, have a new CEO, what are some concrete things we would like him to support?

 

I'll get it started:

1) Notification API

2) App World to be product focus so that a new release is its own package that includes description updates, release notes, indirect consumer contact, editable reviews, release rollbacks, full-proof trials, better app security and licensing, all tied to an installation package.

3) Standard ANE's for magnometer, extended geolocation

4) File type app preferences to allow user to specify what app can be launched by a file.

5) It has been getting better, but more information on schedule and product features.

6) Consumer marketing efforts

 

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Re: All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

Ship 2.0 on time and stable. Then very soon after, ship 2.1 to fix the most glaring gaps in it...

Also, "empower" some employee, as he says he would like to do, to communicate some direction to us so we'll have at least a general idea when to expect the things on John's list, and other such future features, since we won't get them all soon.

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Re: All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

-A clear contact point where developers can submit urgent issues (such as the reporting system being down for 3 weeks).

-Respect for deadlines (2.0 was for the end of summer '11 right?)

-More attention for what the consumers and, perhaps even more important, the developers want and need. 

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Re: All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

 

1. A comprehensive dynamic GLOBAL marketing campaign.  Too often we (In the UK) hear Blackberry Playbook did not meet expectations or failed to inspire  (BBC News 01/23/12).

 

2. The ability for real-time online support for developers both professional and amateur (myself in the latter group)

 

3. Further collaboration with the folks at Adobe, lets get a WYSYG inteface for BB screens incorporated into FB

 

4. Take the fight to Apple, RIM products are robust, reliable and fit for purpose my BB 9000 is still going strong INCLUDING the track-ball.

 

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Re: All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

I agree with most of the above and will add:

 

- Background services

- BlueTooth API's

- USB API's

- API access to contacts, mail, calendar, bridge

- API's to launch & communicate with specific apps

- mountable filesystems, USB drivers

 

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Re: All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

For the Bluetooth and USB, since those are not supported in AIR, I would suggest to RIM that they just provided RIM supported ANE's for these items. They are probably in the best position to figure out the event model for these and other services.
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Re: All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

I'd be happy with a native API and just build my own ANE's.

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Re: All I want from the new RIM CEO is...

I completely agree with all of the above, I'm happy with the dev tools in general, but I'd really appreciate a moe coherent approach to release schedules and communication on new products (thinking about OS2 and BB10)

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