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Re: GPS information of another blackberry mobile

specific cases cannot be solved with the simulator, yes.

but you advise to stop using the simulator at all for gps, networking etc, which is, in my opinion, a bad idea.

the GPS simulation only covers the basic uses, but does this quite well and makes it easy to spot any errors in the location handling without waiting half the day for endless reboots of the BB.

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Re: GPS information of another blackberry mobile

Reboot only occur if your application is currently in use, so except super app that run at startup and have no button to close you application, the BB doesn't endless reboot. And after all, the difference between a reboot on a device and the loading JVM, I don't see the difference. If i must verify each program to see if it's ok to use simulator or not, I prefer put my experience i one, and only one, solution, use real device.

 

After all, if I look the case on this thread, using 2 real devices seems the only option.

 

PS @simon_hain, I have a great respect for you and all your post, maybe on this question we don't have the same opinion.

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Re: GPS information of another blackberry mobile

I agree with Simon in this regard.  The Simulator is good place to start your application testing.  And I find easier to test the application in a wide range of Simulators for things like Ui look, than to do this on device.

 

The issue here is not that we have different opinions. 

 

It is that you stated that the "ONLY" way to test was on device. 

 

I think it would have been more reasonable to say something like:

"In my experience, the best way"

 

It should be clear from my and Simon's comments that this is only your experience and there are a significant number of functions (like UI) for which the Simulator is a perfect testing tool.

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Re: GPS information of another blackberry mobile


peter_strange wrote:

It is that you stated that the "ONLY" way to test was on device. 


Simon_hain and now Peter_strange, ok now i know and i'm sure i'm in the wrong way... :Oops:

 

"In my experience, the best way" to be sure your application work perfectly on a device is to tested it on a real device.

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