03-06-2011 03:40 PM
Hi people, I am frustrated with using the simulator. It is slow, buggy, and more buggy. If I use a real backberry will I just be relpacing one set of gutaches with another?
03-06-2011 08:05 PM
I would say that, as a rule, the debugger is faster and easier to utilize than the device. Also, I can never have a physical device for every type and OS combination, so for me, the simulator is mandatory.
Of course, you should try it on the device and make up your own mind.
03-06-2011 10:58 PM
I agree with what RexDoug said. But please also remind with the following information.
1. Some feature (like bluetooth) cannot test on the simulator only (without additionally accessory).
2. Sometimes (very seldom) the result obtain in the simulator is different with the result in a real device.
03-12-2011 11:59 AM
I do not have a device at present. Suppose I want to test on real devices. Rather than buy one of each model and/or OS combination, is there a company that will do testing for me on all these devices?
03-12-2011 12:13 PM
Thing about simulators... you can never reliably test GPS or Bluetooth.
So if you use any of those... become an alliance member and get devices from RIM.
03-12-2011 02:54 PM
also testing BIS Push Services you need a real device
using latest versions (for me) the simulator is fast and I'm doing at first all tests on different simulators
but before going into production you should test on devices
sometimes you'll notice some small but important differences
03-12-2011 04:19 PM
thx - didn't know about this
now I know that I can add an extra amount of device-testing-costs to my next offer ;-)
03-13-2011 07:19 AM
Since you are developing apps which will run on devices you shouldn't use simulators only. So I say actual device is way better.
Of course there is the issue with affording devices I personally am very happy that i have access to the more popular devices so I don't have to use the simulator too much.
03-16-2011 01:16 AM
Sounds like I got some good input here. Thanks to all concerned. I guess I'll have to try things before I give kudos so people who read this thread know how things panned out in practice.