03-01-2011 10:28 AM
Some threads have been kicking around this, so here is a fresh start. Please post here concrete things you wold like see RIM provide to ISVs in 2011. Please be reasonable. No pie in the sky requests (eg. free PB for my Aunt Martha). Also, please do not start or reply to rants. We cannot choose which (if any) items RIM will respond to or implement.
Here are a few to start:
Schedule of features include:
03-01-2011 10:46 AM
I agree with all of your wishes jtegen. My main concern however would be an improved simulator with more capabilities, somewhat more like a android emulator instead of just a VMWare image.
03-01-2011 12:15 PM
03-01-2011 12:29 PM
FWIW, I expect that RIM is releasing a 'broken and stripped down' simulator so they can keep the details about what is ACTUALLY going to be included on the device a secret. I expect (and hope!) that once the device is released officially, we will get a simulator which matches the actual release device, including all standard apps; just like we see with the smartphone simulators.
It will probably take some time to release updated SDKs which can use all of those things (like the Bridge) though.
The simulator _IS_ lacking in many areas though, like multi-touch or gesture support and this is a seperate matter than the lack of standard applications.
03-01-2011 08:43 PM
03-01-2011 08:59 PM
Intense and maniacal focus on app discoverabilty on App World website and on devices.
Needs to go way, way beyond "top rated", "newest", "free apps", "paid apps", and "categories".
Think more along the lines of Amazon & Netflix "recommended for you", "save for later", "my reviews", "wish list", "gift list", "x number of viewers found this review helpful" ... think social and viral.
03-02-2011 10:40 AM
03-02-2011 12:19 PM
Thanks for taking point on compiling this thread. I wanted to make a point to respond to reinforce Tyler's message (http://devblog.blackberry.com/2011/02/thanks-for-t
I will ensure this feedback is delivered to the proper channels (including Tyler) and we will work to communicate back to the community on our progress. In general, watch for communication updates via devblog.blackberry.com.
Another great option for providing actionable feedback is through the issue tracker here
By making use of the voting feature and unique tracking items we can ensure we are effectively prioritizing the communities asks.
03-02-2011 01:02 PM
some additional thoughts:
* More examples, tutorials on how to develop AIR applications without Flash Builder. ($600 is a little steep for those just getting into this development environment)
* Project templates/code generators that will help developers get a jump start on their projects and not have to reinvent some of the typical boilerplate code.
* Continued support for application development using Linux.
* A virtual lab where developers w/o the hardware can remote in, deploy and interact with their application on an actual device. (this may be pie in the sky, and may be unnecessary with a better emulator)
* Emulators with more on them than the Browser.