05-15-2012 12:29 PM
I'm thinking of trying my hand at writing some apps for musicians for the BB10 / Playbook platform. I have some programming experience in the (distant) past, mostly in C++ and a bit of Java. I've never coded for a mobile platform really (except a wee bit when I worked at RIM over 10 years ago). A few of questions from a Noob:
1) For this type of app (apps for musicians that can play musical notes), what is the best environment - Native C/C++ or Java? Or are both equally suitable? Which is easier?
2) Does the Blackberry 10 / Playbook OS have anything like a built-in wavetable with an API that app developers can use to play musical notes with a variety of instrument sounds, or will my apps have to include audio samples for all of these?
3) Is there a total noob-guide for absolute beginners to get started writing simple "hello-world" type apps for BB10/playbook, and that maybe ease the reader into the various APIs?
Thanks for any help - feel free also to contact me directly with any suggestions: email@example.com
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05-15-2012 08:55 PM
Welcome to the forums.
The short answer to all your questions is that you are in the wrong place. Blackberry Java is not supported on BB10/Playbook, unless of course you are porting an Android Application. So you really have no choice, you need to write in a platform supported by BB10/Playbook. You have choice there of
The best place to look initially for information on these options is
Which ever method you choose, there is a forum for it:
Good luck and have fun.