09-16-2009 07:20 PM
I am trying to develop my first applicaton. Here are the specs for my machine and my smartphone:
Vista 64 bit, plenty of everything needed to run apps.
blackberry 8700 v22.214.171.1244
My question is there a complete install that will give me all the appropiate applications to start developing without having to install each application seperately?
Ex: Eclipse, Eclipse plugin for blackberry, JDE component pack, with simulators.
I've installed all the applications individually but I am unable to get anything to work.
Ex: Eclipse 3.4.2, Blackberry JDE v 126.96.36.199, JDE 4.5 component pack, and simulators.
I am trying to develop a Location Based Application.
09-16-2009 07:59 PM - edited 09-16-2009 08:00 PM
First off, the Eclipse plugin doesn't support anything before OS 4.2 (AFAIK). Maybe someone else can ring in on this.
Second, you are using the wrong device to develop location-based app - the 8700 doesn't have GPS support.
I think if you search the forum for "Vista" you will find many threads discussing issues related to the 64-bit OS.
If you want to develop for a device that is actually in production, I would suggest going back no further than a Curve running 4.2.1. The 8310 and 8330 both have GPS.
Also look at the Bold or Storm - both are popular devices with GPS. You can simulate GPS on the emulator for these devices for development purposes.
09-16-2009 08:03 PM
What about the 8300 running v 188.8.131.52?
Will that work?
Also, what is the best combination of applications to install to develop an app for this smartphone?
09-16-2009 11:24 PM
No GPS on the 8300, either, unless you attach a bluetooth puck.
See this article:
If you aren't experienced with Eclipse, I suggest you get started with the JDE. Use JDE 4.2.1 for this device.
09-16-2009 11:47 PM
Thank you...that helps becuase I would like to do autonomous LBS for any blackberry smartphone. My problem is i cannot get all the applications to work together.
What is the best app versions to install for programming an LBS system on a blackberry phone ( autonomous )?
Eclipse, Netbeans, or just the IDE
Blackberry plugin, simulator etc...
I am running VISTA 64 BIT....does that matter???
Like I said I am new but very interested.