01-30-2009 01:54 PM
I looked at Facebook for Blackberry and was wowed.Turns out it was
developed by RIM. Are there any examples for developing such a cool UI?
I was wondering if anbody can let me in on the "inside secrets".
I know about extending button classes etc, to have their own
paint() methods - are there any examples?
Solved! Go to Solution.
01-30-2009 02:26 PM - edited 01-30-2009 02:32 PM
01-30-2009 08:36 PM
I'm guessing that the FaceBook application uses BIS-B (Public MDS) for connectivity.
I did hear from Mr. Kirkup (at Devcon) that BIS-B is going to be made more "public" in the near future, so there is still hope for non-alliance folks. I haven't heard anything since.
Failing that, you need to join up (if you haven't already).
I think that something like 95% of your connectivity support issues go away with BIS-B, so it is worth the effort.
01-31-2009 08:31 AM
It is starting to sound like someone managed to turn a technical problem into a political one.
If your cable company had a legal right of way to run a cable and install repeater boxes on your
living room wall, and then charge you for internet access, wouldn't you be a bit annoyed if then
you also needed to pay the cable box maker in a separate arragnement just so you get reliable
network access? LOL.
Why do you also need to form an alliance with a device maker to use the data plan you pay for?
I'm not sure if the carrier apps work well or not, but doesn't this seem like a bad use
of public frequency spectrum and whatever land is used for cell towers?
Not to mention the fact they aren't up front about the "problem" and therefore waste a lot
of our time?
02-08-2009 01:53 AM