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interfaSys
Posts: 817
Registered: ‎11-19-2009
My Device: Z10, Q10, 9900, 9790, PlayBook,
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Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

The HTML5 roadmap still has nothing regarding headless apps.

The Live session about headless apps is "native" only.

 

When will we finally be able to run background services that our apps can use and how will it work?

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erikjohnzon
Posts: 245
Registered: ‎09-21-2012
My Device: Q10

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

We have spoken about this many times. Unfortunately at this point we don't have any concrete plans in place. If you want to run a headless application or service, your best bet is native.

 

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interfaSys
Posts: 817
Registered: ‎11-19-2009
My Device: Z10, Q10, 9900, 9790, PlayBook,

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

Is it possible to bundle both a WebWorks app and an invisible native service in the same download or would we have to ask users to download the service as a separate app?
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JCabak
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎03-05-2012
My Device: 9360, PlayBook,10 Dev Alpha

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

This is VERY bad news :smileysad:

BlackBerry Development Advisor
twindsor
Posts: 832
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
My Device: Passport
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

I would suggest submitting use cases for what you would like to see to the issue tracker. That way we can get a good picture of how a WebWorks developer would want to use headless apps and how they would expect to be able to develop for them.

Tim Windsor
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denniskis
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎10-29-2013
My Device: BB10

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

Is there any update on that?

BlackBerry Development Advisor
kwallis
Posts: 137
Registered: ‎01-19-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

Hi there. We are looking at use cases for WebWorks apps needing to leverage background services. At this point the background service itself will still need to be Native, but we are looking to simplify through templates/tooling/samples or otherwise the process of leveraging a background service from a WebWorks application. We don't yet have a commited date for this, but as soon as we nail down scope for the release after 2.0, I will update the roadmap here:

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/download/roadmap/

 

Thanks.

Ken Wallis - Senior Product Manager, WebWorks and Android Runtime
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denniskis
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎10-29-2013
My Device: BB10

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

Is there any update on this?

BlackBerry Development Advisor
chadtatro
Posts: 620
Registered: ‎10-01-2009
My Device: Z10

Re: Could we get an update on headless apps for WebWorks?

Looks like headless is on track for May, according to the release road map page :smileyhappy:

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/download/roadmap/

Chad Tetreault | App Development Consultant | BlackBerry Developer Relations | developer.blackberry.com | @chadtatro