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Registered: ‎01-18-2012
My Device: Playbook
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App development in Playbook

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Hi All,


I am new to Blackberry Application Development. We are planning to develop an app in Playbook and I am stuck in choosing which route is the best for me. Java or Adobe Air.


Here is what I observed so far:


1. I am a Java developer. So naturally I thought of developing the app in Java. But going through the forums I understand Playbook doesn't support Java apps. However using Java player we can run the Java apps. But I don't find proper guidance on how to download and install Java player, how to call the java apps through it etc.


2. So thinking of the above I decided to go in the Adobe Air route. The app has just a 2 basic screens. So developing in C++ wont take much time. This app also requires BlackBerry Messaging functionality too. Once the details are submitted in Playbook app, we need the details to be BBM-ed to the Blackberry phones. I see the BBM SDK only in Java. So now I am confused which one to use??


3. We also need to talk to 3 different databases.


Thinking all these in mind, kindly could you give me some idea? I have been going through ample resources; but the more I look the more I am confused. Some pointers on this topic would be so helpful.


Thanks in advance,

D. Selvameena



Additional details:


We haven't purchased the playbook or the smart phones yet. Till then I have to work with the playbook and smartphone simulators.


I have downloaded Blackberry JDE 7.1. In case you want to suggest ADobe Air, I use Native SDK IDE 2.0