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albgarse
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-20-2012
My Device: no device

Dev alpha or emulator

Hello,

 

I've just uploaded a BB10 app to app world (https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19087294/). Since it's not a very complex program, I made it using the dev alpha emulator.

After the success with this app, I'd like to port a game to BB10, but it runs very slow in the dev alpha emulator so I'm not able to know if it will run fine in the actual hardware.

Is there any way to get a dev alpha to test my app?

 

I attended a BB jam sessions (we won in the best game category) but they didn't gave us any dev alpha or playbook.

 

Regards.

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hminaya
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎11-27-2012
My Device: Playbook

Re: Dev alpha or emulator

Well, you are basically out of luck, until they release the actual devices you will only get to test it on emulators

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daryl_martin
Posts: 118
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
My Device: N/A

Re: Dev alpha or emulator

If the application is running slow in the simulator it could be one of a few things causing it.  

 

- No virtualizatoin Enabled - http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/08/performance-increase-blackberry-10-simulator/ 

- Running the simulator in safe mode - All the graphics work is backed by your CPU not GPU

- Using an older version of the simulator which does not have HW Acceleration Enabled - http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/08/android-hardware-graphics-acceleration/

 

Of course, you won't know how it will perform on a device until you have physical hardware to test on.  The simulator should not be slow though..

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alezy
Posts: 101
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Playbook®

Re: Dev alpha or emulator

Always is better to test apps on device instead of emulators. Thus the results maybe satisfactory :-)
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ptterb
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-31-2011
My Device: Playbook

Re: Dev alpha or emulator

If you want to send me your packaged file I could test it out for you on a Dev alpha
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alezy
Posts: 101
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Playbook®

Re: Dev alpha or emulator

Good help. :smileyvery-happy:
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albgarse
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-20-2012
My Device: no device

Re: Dev alpha or emulator

Thanks to all.

I've just release te game in google play for Android (with good start :-) ):

Will wait till the BB10 oficial release and them, if any friend gets one I could test the game before releasing it.

 

Regards.

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alezy
Posts: 101
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Playbook®

Re: Dev alpha or emulator

Great, good luck.

Best regards.
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