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sergiosandoval
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎02-17-2012
My Device: Bold 9900

Phone App

I want to try and make a simple app for the Blakcberry phone but how do I load the app int othe phone?

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LBP
Posts: 607
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
My Device: PlayBook 16GB, BB10 LE Z10 (red)
My Carrier: none

Re: Phone App

Have a closer look at the documentation. There are all the things to package and deploy an app together with signing or using debug tokens while developing: https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/using_the_bb10_simulator_2008466_11.html


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astanley
Posts: 1,382
Registered: ‎07-02-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Phone App

You will need to build & sign your application. Read instructions on how to register, install and use code signing keys found here: https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/signing_landing_page.html

 

Next, you will want to deploy the application to a device/simulator.  There are numerous ways to do this, but for BlackBerry 5/6/7 Smartphones, I find the most convenient methods during development / testing are :

 

  • Javaloader.exe (found within <sdk install/bin>)
  • BlackBerry desktop manager

More on distribution:

 

https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/distributing_your_app_1866990_11.html

 

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The_Anomaly
Posts: 322
Registered: ‎08-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha / Playbook / Curve 9300

Re: Phone App

I've been doing it a bit differently I suppose.  I test with Ripple until I'm happy.  I then package and sign (we're talking about phone apps now).  This creates a folder called OTAInstall.  In there are signed COD files for deploying to the phone.  

 

1. I then copy these to a web folder on my machine.  I am running IIS7, but apache or XAMPP / LAMPP could work too.

2. On the phone I connect up my wifi.

3. Browse to my pc's web address (local IP) and to the OTA folder on the server in step 1.  

4. Make sure its set to browsable.  

5. Click on the JAD file.  BB will ask you if you want to install.

 

There are other ways, like following the documentation.  My method describes the "Wireless network using the BlackBerry Browser" way.  Playbook and BB10 is way simpler because they have development modes you can just send the app to the device straight away.

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georgemck
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎12-28-2010
My Device: Red Z10, DevAlpha C, Bold 9900, PlayBook

Re: Phone App

I recommend 

 

That's exactly how I do it for WebWorks Smartphone apps when not using PhoneGap.

 

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astanley
Posts: 1,382
Registered: ‎07-02-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Phone App

Great tip Anomaly, thanks for posting!  OTA is also a great way to deploy apps to BlackBerry 5/6/7 Smartphones.

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