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What are some nice-looking apps developed with?

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Hi,

 

I was wondering if anyone knew what UI toolkits and libraries some of the nice-looking apps are using. For example:

 

- Poynt

- MapQuest 4 Mobile

- BeWeather

- GMail and other Google apps

- Urbanspoon

- Citysearch

 

Are they using just the native BlackBerry JAVA API with heavy customization? Or are they written in the BlackBerry Widget SDK? Or are they using 3rd party libraries? Or something else?

 

All of our apps are currently writting just using the native BlackBerry Java API - and, frankly, they don't look too nice.

 

Thanks for any help.

~Chris
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Re: What are some nice-looking apps developed with?

native api with heavy customization.

most companies have a self-developed ui library that allows to re-use components like fields.

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Re: What are some nice-looking apps developed with?

Some nice samples here:

 

How to - Implement advanced buttons, fields, and managers
Article Number: DB-00796
http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/348583/800332/800505/800608/...

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Re: What are some nice-looking apps developed with?

I see. Looks like we have some work to do in order to get our apps to look as good as these.

 

Thanks for the info.

~Chris
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Re: What are some nice-looking apps developed with?

Thanks for the link, peter_strange.  I'm sure those exaples will be very helpful in making our apps look better.

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Re: What are some nice-looking apps developed with?

is it ok ?

if i were third-party-developer

can i use "How to - Implement advanced buttons, fields, and managers"-sample

commercially

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Re: What are some nice-looking apps developed with?

yes

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