02-04-2012 08:00 AM
I used the BlackBerry Plugin for Android Development Tools to create an executable for the BlackBerry playbook simulator. As source I used an app that is already in the Android Market and works perfectly on smart phones and tablets.
The whole bb app creation process worked and I can run the app in the simulator.
It's a very simple app. My app basically consists of Buttons and ToggleButtons. The ToggleButtons 'checked' state changes when I press the buttons and vice versa. Additionally there's a TextView and a couple of ImageViews.
Nothing fancy. App is only a couple hundred lines of code.
But the app in the simulator shows a lots of visual glitches.
The app is basically unusable in the simulator.
Unfortunately I don't own a playbook so I can't figure out if these are simulator-only problems or if my code/layout is really that broken.
Has anybody experienced similar problems with the simulator?
Maybe it's my VMWare version? I'm running VMWare Fusion Version 4.1.1 (536016) (on OS X Lion 10.7.3)
And it asked me if I want to upgrade the simulator image, which I tried but after that the simulator doesn't start at all.
What is the recommended version of VMWare Fusion?
02-04-2012 08:32 AM
I have exactly the same problem with flickering in my app. I only use standard UI-elements like buttons and textviews.
I use VMWare Player 4.0.0 on Windows 7 32-bit.
02-05-2012 05:00 AM
02-05-2012 09:57 AM
02-05-2012 10:13 AM
to clarify: the only problem I have seen on the real PlayBook is 1: portrait/landscape mode inverted, appart from that, no flicker, no glitches, I never used the Simulator...
My app have several screen, a customized list, android preference screen, popup windows, and an Android WebView to display help, all is working flawlessly on the PlayBook
02-05-2012 04:44 PM
I have experienced the same UI stretching problem in the simulator. The only solution I found until now was to enable landscape orientation for my activities. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
02-06-2012 03:55 AM - edited 02-06-2012 04:08 AM
I'm also having this problem with my Android app, any interaction with the UI causes flickering and parts of the UI to linger (menu/activities).
Using VMware player 4.0.2 on winXP, simulator 2.0.0-6147-Win-201112070358.exe which seems to be the latest from here https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/android/tool
The flickering screen issue appears to be simulator related. I haven't seen it on a real device and as far as I'm aware no one has reported flickering on a real BlackBerry PlayBook.
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