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avgJo
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Registered: ‎01-12-2009
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Facebook app style sleek UI

I looked at Facebook for Blackberry and was wowed.Turns out it was

developed by RIM. Are there any examples for developing such a cool UI?

I was wondering if anbody can let me in on the "inside secrets".

I know about extending button classes etc, to have their own

paint() methods - are there any examples?

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marchywka
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Re: Facebook app style sleek UI

LOL- I guess that explains why it can connect reliably to the internet.

 

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bo
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Re: Facebook app style sleek UI

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I too am interested in how the Facebook application can connect to the internet reliably.
Message Edited by bo on 01-30-2009 02:32 PM
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RexDoug
Posts: 4,764
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Re: Facebook app style sleek UI

I'm guessing that the FaceBook application uses BIS-B (Public MDS) for connectivity.

 

I did hear from Mr. Kirkup (at Devcon) that BIS-B is going to be made more "public" in the near future, so there is still hope for non-alliance folks. I haven't heard anything since.

 

Failing that, you need to join up (if you haven't already).

 

I think that something like 95% of your connectivity support issues go away with BIS-B, so it is worth the effort.

 

 

 

 

 

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marchywka
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Re: Facebook app style sleek UI

It is starting to sound like someone managed to turn a technical problem into a political one.

 

If your cable company had a legal right of way to run a cable and install repeater boxes on your

living room wall, and then charge you for internet access, wouldn't you be a bit annoyed if then

you also needed to pay the cable box maker in a separate arragnement just so you get reliable

network access? LOL.

Why do you also need to form an alliance with a device maker to use the data plan you pay for?

I'm not sure if the carrier apps work well or not, but doesn't this seem like a bad use

of public frequency spectrum and whatever land is used for cell towers?

Not to mention the fact they aren't up front about the "problem" and therefore waste a lot

of our time?

 

 

 

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RexDoug
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Re: Facebook app style sleek UI

Maybe, but I wouldn't be annoyed with the cable box maker. He's just trying to smooth over the wrinkles left by the cable companies.

 

:smileyhappy:

 

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cklosowski
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Registered: ‎02-08-2009
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Re: Facebook app style sleek UI

To be honest, I really dislike the fact that RIM broke the UI with this application. When using a theme that is white on black (text on background) you cannot read the text of the menus because of what becomes white on white text. I think you should be able to turn off and on the UI 'enhancements'.