02-19-2013 06:06 AM
one of my app was recently rejected, but I am not surprised - its a very basic, free app, and more a result of my QNX learning time - and i dont want to talk about "user benefits" related issues.
There is one point in the explanation of the reviewer which causes my question: "Please comply with BB10 UI".
Its a Cascades app and i have used the QNX UI controls.
I see 4 places, where i "might" have done the mistake(s).
- I used a different header-color (blue-grey)
- I used a background texture (paper) for a calculation result field.
- In the main-menue list a list-item does not show the blue rectangle when clicked (can be easyly fixed).
- The place of the "Calculate" button and "Clear" button in the header (i had good reasons to place them there).
If you want to have a look: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19
What do you think is the "crunchpoint"?
Is it allowed to use a different header-color than the default loud-blue one?
Is it allowed to use background textures generally?
Is it allowed to place a custom button inside the header?
Is there any room to differentiate the look of the app quite a bit (not the navigation of course)?
I did not manage to contact the reviewer, so i can only guess.
Working on the design of my next app, this issue freezes my activities completely.
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02-19-2013 09:41 AM
02-19-2013 10:25 AM
Thanks peter9477. It was rejected because of the user-benefits criteria (what else), but the UI was also mentioned.
I actually want to keep the design if possible, the header color and the paper texture.
Its not only because of this app... i just dont understand.
Oh boy, I really dont know what to do. BFBtestingteam never responds
02-19-2013 01:25 PM
I just loaded your app, and you have made some changes from what your screenshots showed. The addition of the action menu for the clear, and share options. This is a recommended type action, you can see here: http://developer.blackberry.com/devzone/design/bb1
I will email you with more details.
02-19-2013 04:36 PM
I just loaded your app, and you have made some changes from what your screenshots showed
So the reviewers judge the app based on the screenshots? Oh my, and I left the BBJava screenshots for a BB10 port (and got rejected for "not using BBUI" while it is WebWorks app built with bbui.js)
02-20-2013 05:44 AM
@ QuiteSimple. I dont know. The new version of the app was approved a few days ago and i did not update the screenshots yet.
I want to share with you, that my tweet was successful and Jason Bennett from BB sent me a mail with more information. Thank you, Jason. Regarding the UI he remarked, that the interest rate input field should be a drop down and the calculate button should be on the bottom.
Everything else (Header color, texture etc.) seems not to be an issue - thats the good news and helps me to continue to design my next app.
With respect to Jason points:
02-20-2013 11:39 AM
I have got an additional information. I was told, that a misplaced button does not cause problems with the UI-guidelines. In other words. Nothing is wrong with UI.
The term "Please comply with BB10 UI" is randomly used, when the reviewer didn’t think the app overall was Built for BlackBerry quality.
Oh boy, i feel so misguided, looking all day long for the UI mistake.
02-20-2013 01:49 PM
02-22-2013 12:20 AM
The 'feedback' is all over the place. You can't really act on what they tell you. It's just random banter at this point.
The only 'useful data' in the feedback is "APPROVED" or "NOT APPROVED".
Supposedly they're working on fixing all this (see Alec Saunders in the 'This program is a joke' thread).
Staff UI Prototyper (read: full-time hacker)
02-22-2013 08:42 AM - edited 02-22-2013 09:21 AM
With all we know now you can translate every rejection email this way :
Thank-you for your submission to the Built for BlackBerry program.
You should know, this program is a competition for showcase apps.
Sorry, you didn't win. Maybe there is nothing wrong with your app, but its just not good enough to win.
Feel free to make some improvements, add some features for example or have a second look into the UI Guidelines, and try it later again.
We wish you the best for the next lap of our competition.
But keep ever in mind, it's just a competition, there is no guarantee to win.
If at any time you have questions regarding the above issue, try to email us. Good luck with it!