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Developer
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

RSS Ticker Tape on BlackBerry HomeScreen

Just a quick query on whether this would be possible.  What I would like to do is create a ticker tape that is always visible on the BlackBerry HomeScreen.  The ticker tape would get its data from an RSS feed.  Obviously this would need to be an application (CDLC or MIDP) which listens on an open thread, set to run in the background.  The MIDP Api has ticker control but this is not available when using the Rim api, will I need to write the ticker scrolling effect my self?.

 

Just wondering if anyone has done something similair to this in the past.. what I would like to achieve is a skinkers type of application, but for the BlackBerry.

 

Thanks in Advance

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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: RSS Ticker Tape on BlackBerry HomeScreen

You could certainly do this with a seperate application but as for being always visible on the BlackBerry HomeScreen that's a no-go. The HomeScreen is another one of those delightful areas that as a developer you have next to no control over.

Developer
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: RSS Ticker Tape on BlackBerry HomeScreen

Thanks,

 

Thought as much.