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Posts: 173
Registered: ‎06-11-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Screen simulator for User Interface design

Hi,
does anybody know any tool sort of BlackBerry screen simulator?
I mean, for now just to see how your screen looks like 
you have to run device simulator and wait for eternity 
until it loads all those apps you don't care about.
I do not need the ability to switch between screens and so on.
Just to see how one screen will look like on the BlackBerry device.

Developer
Posts: 106
Registered: ‎06-18-2009
My Device: Bold

Re: Screen simulator for User Interface design

Yes, a user interface designer for BlackBerry with instant preview would be awesome.

 

I dont know of any.  

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Posts: 16,986
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
My Carrier: O2 Germany

Re: Screen simulator for User Interface design

there is none. it would be nice to have, for sure. maybe with a UI generator wysiwyg tool on top Smiley Happy
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Posts: 173
Registered: ‎06-11-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Screen simulator for User Interface design

 No this is too much to ask. Just instant preview would be OK. (For now Smiley Happy)

Developer
Posts: 526
Registered: ‎05-17-2009
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Screen simulator for User Interface design

Yes this would be great, I feel like half of my time is spent tweaking UI things that may be small but take forever because the entire simulator has to boot. Instant preview or even something like the mds design view that I could put my custom components on
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Posts: 191
Registered: ‎04-03-2008
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: Screen simulator for User Interface design

Yeah, nothing out there yet.  One of the more-remarkable differences between BlackBerry dev and iPhone dev is Apple's Interface Builder.  I spend so much time tweaking UIs on BlackBerry because of the code/build/simulate cycle, whereas a similar UI can be whipped up in IB in literally just a few minutes.  It's kind of unfortunate.