07-25-2012 01:12 PM
Is there a device matrix somewhere that shows what is the minimal set of simulators you would need to test on to support a theme on each BBOS version? Something that maps device models to OS, screen resolution, and input interfaces (touch vs. non touch etc).
07-28-2012 03:22 PM - edited 07-28-2012 03:32 PM
each device has his own simulator, there is not a master simutor ( as i know ) you need all the respective simulator for each device
Yes, I understand. Let me re-phrase my question. If I want to support, say "all BBOS6 Curve devices" with my theme, the number of device configurations that I would need to test the theme on is probably less than the total number of such device models, because only some of device specs (e.g. screen resolution, display rotation support, etc) matter to a theme. So I truly doubt the theme would need to be tested on the simulator for every single model - just on a subset that spans the device spec variations that matter to themes.
So, I'm looking for a reference that shows me what is that subset of simulators I need to test on for a
particular device family.
If RIM does not already have a resource like this available to theme and app developers, they should. It is a colossal waste of aggregate developer time and effort for each individual developer to have to assemble this
information independently. RIM's developers should be spending as much of their development time as
possible doing things that enhance the value of the ecosystem.
07-28-2012 06:07 PM
07-31-2012 08:17 PM
Yeah, that's what I mean. So again, my question is: Is there a document somewhere from RIM that maps out what is the representative subset of device simulators I would need to test on to support e.g. a given OS version, or device family, etc? As I said, it is a waste of aggregate developers' time for every single developer to have to go and dig all this info out of a bunch of different device spec pages - time that would be better spent creating and testing themes and apps.
08-19-2012 08:54 AM
Yes, I do agree with you. RIM really should have a Device matrix. Everytime I find myself googling it and checking which devices have what screen res./OS.
Hope they come out with one asap!
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