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26filip
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Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

My app has been approved to BB AppWorld. Can I allow eac users to test my app on simulator on their PC? Is it safe to allow user download my app bar file from my website? Or it is prohibited?
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lrrm
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

whats an eac?

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26filip
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

Sorry for mistake.

My app has been approved to BB AppWorld. Can I allow each users to test my app on simulator on their PC? Is it safe to allow user download my app bar file from my website? Or it is prohibited?
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

Yeah, but its a lot of work...

 

1) downlaod and install VMware player

2) install simulator

3) set it up w/ dev mode

4) teach / show user how to load your applicaiton onto the simulator.

 

 

Or you could just publish a trial version of your app for use on playbook and screenshots / a video walkthrough of the app being run on the simulator for those w/o a playbook to try it on.

 

 

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26filip
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

I know, but i want to know, can user from the bar file (the same, that is in AppWorld - signed) view a source of app - he can decompilate the swf file?
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cas118
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

It is possible to decompile a SWF file, and therefore a BAR file.

 

It's difficult, because the code will essentially be obsfucated - but there are tools to do it and it can be done.


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26filip
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

So, if I would make a public tests on PC for each users, I must wait for this version of simulator, which allow user to download and install program from AppWorld on simulator without console?
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berryawesome
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

The simulator is a development tool. Unless you intend for your app to be reviewed by other developers because you need some help or want to share the code, etc. I personally see no point.

 

What exactly are you trying to accomplish by 'making public tests on PC for each user' ?

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Brandon_Appetizer
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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on their simulator on PC?

If you need another user to review/test your app and you haven't used any Playbook-specific APIs, you could upload the SWF and required files to some webspace and send the link. Even if you have used Playbook-specific APIs, you can always add a "webCompile" flag and set it to true when you are compiling for the web, then avoid using those APIs conditionally.

 

For example, the setting "stage.nativeWindow.visible = true" is not valid when running the SWF in a browser, so I've added a condition to make it "if (webCompile == false) stage.nativeWindow.visible = true". Thus, I can easily build a Playbook version and an embedded web version of my app.

 

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Re: Can I allow each users to test my app on thier simulator on PC?

Wouldn't it be easier to make the swf available through a webpage? But just like berryawesome I don't see much advantage in doing so.

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