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09-05-2012 02:19 PM
No, AIR is not going away BUT you will never be able to get your app certificated. So you will have drawbacks in marketing. And no customer will ask you to make an AIR app. The interest in AIR will decrease faster and without Stage3d and the cool stuff, AIR on Blackberry will fall more and more behind. That not a technology for future projects anymore.
09-05-2012 06:56 PM - edited 09-05-2012 06:57 PM
That not a technology for future projects anymore.
I'm not so sure. The roadmap shows Flash Builder 4.7 in planning. RIM would be foolish to ignore such a loyal, productive and relatively experienced developer community that has shown its ability to push the boundaries again and again. And while the whole HTML5 vs Flash debate has had way more attention than it should, I see no technical reason why AIR apps on BB10 shouldn't function just as effective as HTML5. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and the developer should choose wisely based on requirements. Believe me, I know both stacks more intimately than I would like. Any decision to favor one over the other is political, not technical.
09-06-2012 08:07 AM
yesterday I got a call from a customer review guy asking me what I would improve on BB10 and that stuff. I told him that I really would like to see AIR 3.4.
09-06-2012 11:33 AM
09-07-2012 02:40 PM - edited 09-07-2012 02:40 PM
I wouldn't read too much into this guys, logically it just doesn't make sense.
We all know that BB10 is basically a rebranded Playbook OS, all your existing and ceritfified apps work on there, they will work on BB10, so why would RIM throw all of that away?
They already have to scutle their entire collection of Java based AppWorld applications, so why would they throw away all the Playbook Apps as well when they work just fine!? Especially when they've stated that Playbook will be getting BB10...
I mean, if AIR is not supported on BB10, then that means as soon as users upgrade their playbook they'd lose all their old apps, app list, and ability to receive updates. I really don't see that happening...
09-07-2012 02:49 PM
Also, they state that they will even consider PhoneGap apps to be certified, so why wouldn't they consider AIR as well.
"Additional Frameworks such as PhoneGap and Appcelerator will be considered as long as they meetBlackBerry 10 UI guidelines and other Built for BlackBerry criteria."
09-07-2012 03:48 PM
09-07-2012 06:23 PM
Right ok, but if you look at the quote I posted, it sounds like UI Guidelines are the only real requirement. Not technology platform. Which passes a logical sniff test much better...