07-23-2012 08:18 AM
07-24-2012 09:33 AM
especially the getbytesfromcamera thing makes me smile. this will enable me to do very fast video processing
09-03-2012 12:11 AM
Has there been any official dialog on when we can expect an upgrade to the flash player and adobe air runtime. I assume it will be sometime after the release of the BB10 devices. Just want to know how long the wait will be.
09-04-2012 08:13 AM
09-04-2012 07:20 PM
Ouch, I guess you're right. It would appear that AIR will be regulated to second class citizen. Which is too bad, given the advancements with the new FlashPlayer and AIR updates. And since Blackberry has licensed the technology and directly supports it's implementation on the platform, how long will it be before the browser support is dropped as well??
So I guess all the cool stuff about starling and stage3d, will never make it to BB10 either on the web or in the app stack.
The writing is definitely on the wall.
09-05-2012 10:30 AM
I am not so sure about it. On the road-map they mention support for FlashBuilder 4.7 .. Also they have released the sdk and all the qnx components for BB10. In fact it runs really smooth on the DevAlpha.
In my opinion they removed Air and Android from the 'Build for BlackBerry' program to limit the number of people to receive the $10k. There are plenty of games and apps build with Air or ported from Android and I bet that a lot of them are right in the category to earn above $1000.
09-05-2012 11:05 AM
No, i think you are wrong. The "quality apps" need to meet a long list of criteria to come into the "built for BlackBerry" program. So its not enough to have an app which sells well. Average AIR games and Android ports will not meet the criteria anyway.
Fact is: RIM will get rid of AIR. They used us. The needed us for the PlaybookOS. And now they throw us away.
Even when RIM continues to update the SDK a little bit - no new AIR Developer will come to BB10 now. Others will leave us for HTML5 or Cascades or leave RIM completely. And then RIM will stop it - because there is no demand for AIR anymore.
09-06-2012 03:30 AM
Maybe you are right. It is very disappointing. Especially that it is all handled so badly. It is kind of a BlackBerry thing to build something and then destroy it right away.
When I started out developing for PlayBook OS it was all about the great support for Air and Flex. Now things seem to turn around and we get much better support on iOS and Android than on BB10. So I will probably turn my attention towards these platforms instead.
09-06-2012 08:29 AM