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Widget Developmnet Tool?

I saw in WES a Tim Neil presentation about Widgets, really awesome. 

 

So  i am interested to know if exist a Beta Development Tool for Visual Studio for develop and test this new technology.

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

Hi miamon,

 

I'm glad you liked my presentation Smiley Happy

 

There isn't a Beta available yet.. but you can be assured that we are working like crazy to try and get something into your hands as soon as possible.  We should be releasing more and more information about widgets over the upcoming months.  I for one am REALLY excited about what this will bring to the community.

 

You will likely be able to get your hands on a beta of a command line utility for creating widgets before the full tooling plug-ins become available so that way you will be able to get started.

 

For those of you wondering what the heck we are talking about.. it has started to be picked up through some various blogs and some examples can be found here:

 

http://www.berryreview.com/2009/05/07/rim-leaks-a-few-more-details-about-their-upcoming-widgets/

 

http://www.attendwes.com/blog/wes/

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

Thanks for your response Tim,

 

yes I well know this Photos published by Ronen on BerryReview, I am Josep Smiley Happy

 

Awating impatient this new Widget tool!!! Really awesome!!

 

 

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

Hi,

 

what all we need to start the widget development on BlackBerries? 

 

-mukesh 

 

 

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

Hi mukesh,

 

We have not yet released the widget development tooling.  Widgets will be supported on the 5.0 operating system and up.  While the Java development Beta is available for 5.0, we haven't released the Widget development beta as of yet.  We are working very hard to get this released to the public as soon as possible.

 

Here is another thread on the topic that has some answers and a link to the presentation I did at WES

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=browser_dev&thread.id=2019

 

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

Thank you very much Tim, for the update!

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

Hello,

 

I expect that those Widgets won't run without signing on the device. Is that right?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

Correct, you will have to sign your widget
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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?

mmm... 

Torch Mobile has widgets

http://www.torchmobile.com/products/widgets.html

These widgets run on MS Mobile 6.5

http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2009/06/04/getting-started-with-widgets-on-windows-mobil...

RIM buys Torch Mobile

Rim now has Widgtes.

 

Mobile 6.5 implements this Widget standard

http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-widgets-20081222/

 

So all we really need to know is: Does Torch Mobile Widgets implement the W3C standard.

If so for now we can play using VS Mobile toolkit until Rim releases theirs.  No blackberry APIs but its a start.

 

Regards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Widget Developmnet Tool?


bvanburen wrote:

mmm... 

Torch Mobile has widgets

http://www.torchmobile.com/products/widgets.html

These widgets run on MS Mobile 6.5

http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2009/06/04/getting-started-with-widgets-on-windows-mobil...

RIM buys Torch Mobile

Rim now has Widgtes.

 

Mobile 6.5 implements this Widget standard

http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-widgets-20081222/

 

So all we really need to know is: Does Torch Mobile Widgets implement the W3C standard.

If so for now we can play using VS Mobile toolkit until Rim releases theirs.  No blackberry APIs but its a start.

 

Regards

 

 


 
I wouldn't necessarily jump to too many conclusions around Torch widgets and either thier inclusion or exclusion of support on the BlackBery.  BlackBerry widgets are their own specification based on the W3C widget spec.

 

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