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tpeiffer
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-16-2009
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Channel Push from BES - Does it require java?

Hello,

My team that has been asked to push an icon to 2000+ BlackBerry devices used by our client.  The client has BES installed so they will use that to do the channel push.  The icon we push will open up a mobile version of the website we already provide to them.

Caveats:
  • We are Visual Studio 2008 developers and intend on writing the mobile website using ASP.Net 3.5.
  • Our core functionality is in .Net 3.5 WCF services.  We hope to be able to connect to these services from the mobile website.
  • We do not have any Java tools or web servers installed.  
  • The mobile website must work on other mobile devices, not just the blackberry.

We have several questions.
  • Installation of the Visual Studio plug-in v1.2 will only be necessary so that we can use the Simulator for testing, correct?
  • Is it required that we use Java to create the package that our client uses to push the icon to the users?  The document Developing_Browser_Push_Applications.pdf outlines the headers necessary to do this, but I'm not sure if I can use any technology that can do a POST.

Resources I'm reviewing:

I apologize in advance for the entry level questions.  I tried searching the forums for answers, but came up with nothing conclusive.

Thanks!!
Thad
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tneil
Posts: 3,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Channel Push from BES - Does it require java?

You can use any server side technology that can perform an HTTP POST
Tim Neil
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tpeiffer
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Re: Channel Push from BES - Does it require java?

Hi Tim,

 

Thanks for the response!

 

So basically then I could create an ASP page (or whatever) that did the post as long as their server could host that technology.  They would then either give us the list of credentials and we'd hard-code them into our page and loop through them or they would pass the credentials to our page on the querystring and we'd just post individually.  We'd just give them the page to run from their BES, then, since they are the only ones with permission to push to the BlackBerry devices.

 

-Thad

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tneil
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My Device: Z10
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Re: Channel Push from BES - Does it require java?

Yes, that should do the trick :smileyhappy:
Tim Neil
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PeterCong
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Registered: ‎07-22-2013
My Device: 9340
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Re: Channel Push from BES - Does it require java?

Hi, i have to same question, have you found any solution?
Basically, I created an ASP.net MVC mobile web project using VS2012, and it is OK afer tested on Blackberry Simulator. Now, I want to make this apps to working on Blackberry handheld, basically, I need an new icon which contains the URL of the new mobile apps, when user click it, it will launch the mobile apps on Blackberry, I just can not find a way to push the icon with URL to blackberry screen, please let me know if you have a solution of this. thanks a lot,
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