03-19-2012 02:09 PM
I've noticed that when you try to launch a URL from an Android-based app, the PlayBook's native browser isn't one of the options in the list of browsers. Instead, a very bare-bones Android browser is available, and if you choose to open the URL in that, it provides a "View in PlayBook Browser" menu option that allows you to get the URL into the native browser.
By taking a look at the log events after using "View in PlayBook Browser", I determined that I might be able to achieve the same result from my app by setting the event's class to com.rim.browser.NativeBrowser. However, when I did so, I ended up generating an exception due to needing a com.rim.browser.INVOKE_NATIVE permission.
I tried adding a com.rim.browser.INVOKE_NATIVE permission to AndroidManifest.xml, but unfortunately the permission exception continued to be generated.
So, I'm just wondering if I'm missing anything, or if it's truly impossible for Android-based apps to launch URLs directly into the native browser at this time. If so, perhaps that could be implemented in the future.
03-26-2012 08:36 PM
07-03-2012 02:13 PM
Without the ability to load a functional browser, users can't be shown the web page for all of my apps. The search function isn't ideal on BlackBerry (using the market://search?q= protocol) in this case, but searching by BlackBerry vendor ID would be precise.
RIM - do you intend to support Android developers with a functional browser?