05-03-2010 12:19 AM - edited 05-03-2010 12:24 AM
I am going to develop one chat and GPS based application.
What OS should i target to develop application ?
In this application i have integration of facebook/twitter/gmail. Is it supported by 4.5?
4.5 is ok in this case ?
Please provide me suggestions.
where i can get the list of all blackberry models with the OS names?
Thanks in advance.
05-03-2010 12:47 PM
GPS has been in the OS since 4.2. Whether the device has GPS built-in or not is another question. There are other Threads and from memory a KB article about this that I guess you can search out if you want to find out which devices do and do not have built-in GPS. Devices without built-in GPS can still use GPS with a Bluetooth attached GOS puck.
Re integration with the Social networking apps, as far as I know, there are no built-in APIs to access any of them. But there are plenty of posts on the forum that discuss how it can be done, especially Facebook. So have a look round. The networking facilities have been steadily improving over the OS Levels, but I suspect a well written 4.2 app would be able to communicate again wit all those services.
Finally you are aware that people can and do upgrade the OS, so a specific list of models and OS's is a bit difficult. I thought there was a KB article around that discussed which devices can and can't be upgraded to OS 5.0, however I have not been able to find it. Have a quick look for yourself. And there are other Threads on this forum that talk about this, including some I have contributed to which try to list devices and OS.
Good luck hunting!