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UberschallSamsara
Posts: 1,029
Registered: ‎12-29-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C

Device matrix?

Is there a device matrix somewhere that shows what is the minimal set of simulators you would need to test on to support a theme on each BBOS version?  Something that maps device models to OS, screen resolution, and input interfaces (touch vs. non touch etc).

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tutibreaker
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎06-11-2012
My Device: Curve 9380

Re: Device matrix?

each device has his own simulator, there is not a master simutor ( as i know ) you need all the respective simulator for each device
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UberschallSamsara
Posts: 1,029
Registered: ‎12-29-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C

Re: Device matrix?

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tutibreaker wrote:
each device has his own simulator, there is not a master simutor ( as i know ) you need all the respective simulator for each device

Yes, I understand.  Let me re-phrase my question.  If I want to support, say "all BBOS6 Curve devices" with my theme, the number of device configurations that I would need to test the theme on is probably less than the total number of such device models, because only some of device specs (e.g. screen resolution, display rotation support, etc) matter to a theme.  So I truly doubt the theme would need to be tested on the simulator for every single model - just on a subset that spans the device spec variations that matter to themes.

 

So, I'm looking for a reference that shows me what is that subset of simulators I need to test on for a

particular device family.

 

If RIM does not already have a resource like this available to theme and app developers, they should.  It is a colossal waste of aggregate developer time and effort for each individual developer to have to assemble this

information independently.   RIM's developers should be spending as much of their development time as

possible doing things that enhance the value of the ecosystem.

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tutibreaker
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎06-11-2012
My Device: Curve 9380

Re: Device matrix?

u men family sub set of curve os7 is 9350/9360/9370 same escreen resolution 1 theme will work for this devices, curve os7 9220/9310/9320 same screen resolution, Bold os7 family 9900/9930 same screen reolution 1 theme will work, torch 9850/9860 there are the theme than i tested in the simulators and works fine
Th tecnology is upon us !!
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UberschallSamsara
Posts: 1,029
Registered: ‎12-29-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C

Re: Device matrix?

Yeah, that's what I mean.  So again, my question is:  Is there a document somewhere from RIM that maps out what is the representative subset of device simulators I would need to test on to support e.g. a given OS version, or device family, etc?  As I said, it is a waste of aggregate developers' time for every single developer to have to go and dig all this info out of a bunch of different device spec pages - time that would be better spent creating and testing themes and apps.

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tutibreaker
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎06-11-2012
My Device: Curve 9380

Re: Device matrix?

as i know, no, there is not a map for that
Th tecnology is upon us !!
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webmann
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎10-17-2011
My Device: Torch 9810

Re: Device matrix?

What i normally do is i go to gsmarena.com and check the phone specs there.For me it's the easiest way so far

BlackBerry Junction
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/18485
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dwaynedm
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎04-24-2012
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8900

Re: Device matrix?

Yes, I do agree with you. RIM really should have a Device matrix. Everytime I find myself googling it and checking which devices have what screen res./OS.

 

Hope they come out with one asap! 

 


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webmann
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎10-17-2011
My Device: Torch 9810

Re: Device matrix?

I will create a device matrix and post it on my site sometime.Will keep you updated

BlackBerry Junction
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/18485