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12-06-2012 11:32 AM
I've found that numerous apps aren't supported on BB7 and specifically all the BB7 devices (All Touch 9860 is a good example).
I'm was wondering if RIM has support specifically to get everyone's apps to the latest version of their OS?
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12-06-2012 11:40 AM
12-06-2012 12:07 PM
Personally, I want to upgrade to OS7, but some of the apps I use aren't compatible.
Mango is a good example, as well as the NAMCO BANDAI games.
12-06-2012 01:51 PM
I'm not sure what porting is required. Yes if your app requires a physical keyboard for some reason (not sure why), then it won't run on the full touchscreen devices, but this seems like a device issue rather than an OS level.
So what are the incompatibilities that mean OS 6.0 compiled applications will not run on OS 7.0+?
You say numerous apps are not supported - have you asked the associated developers why they are not supported?
Like Simon, I have not had to change anything to get apps working. .
12-06-2012 02:15 PM
I've emailed them, and haven't received a response.
At least in the case of Mango, the developer posted on his facebook page that he isn't getting signing keys from RIM for BB7 and that the documentation isnt that great.
12-06-2012 02:49 PM
His exact post is below:
12-06-2012 04:39 PM - edited 12-06-2012 04:40 PM
The signing keys for BBOS have not changed. I use the same signing keys for OS 7 that I got for OS 3.7 (yes I go that far back....). So this is an excuse for not doing anything, not a reason for not supporting OS 7.
The preferred development environment for OS 7 is Eclipse, which is the same as that used for Android. So this doesn't really wash with me:
"It doesn't help that the development environment and tools for the legacy BlackBerry OS are spectacularly awful"
So the reasons the Mango developer is not doing development work on BB comes down:
1) 99% of the people using the app are running it on Android
2) RIM is abandoning the platform for BlackBerry 10.
Neither of these are OS 7 specific.
12-07-2012 11:38 AM
Based on what you've said, it doesn't seem like it's a big hassle to convert.
I haven't done any Java development, so I wasn't too sure.
I'll convey this thread to the developer.