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why developing BlackBerry Java APPs ? --> the answer:

are you also tired about all the media declaring doom and gloom for RIM at every corner ?

...and articles from anonymous 'Insiders' ?

 

FWIW: I spent some time to blog about this:

 

'a letter from the outer space: why developing apps for BlackBerry ?'

 

 

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Registered: ‎04-28-2009
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Re: why developing BlackBerry Java APPs ? --> the answer:

Great blog post. I don't really have anything negative about it, you hit all the points I can think of (at the current state of sleep deprivation I have ). RIM definitly will have a tough time ahead but they are improving in many areas. Just like you said, they aren't without their flaws such as advertising the PlayBook as "it can play Flash".

 

I continue to develop for the BlackBerry because

  1. I dislike Apple (I know you use/like Apple so it's my own opinion)
  2. Though "some" of the tech behind Android is good, I despise making a GUI on it ("it has a GUI builder, it must be great"... not).
  3. WP7, I just don't see enough of. I used Windows Phones back when it's newest version was "Pocket PC 2002" (based on Wikipedia) and wrote a ray-tracing application for it. But I just don't see enough people out there with a WP7 to be able to figure out what to make for it.
  4. I'm a C# guy, Java is the closest thing to C# for me so I go to that (Objective-C looks like c***, Andorid Java breaks too many Java components, WP7 being the exception in the C# field)
  5. The whole dev community. Go to an Android dev: "dude, you didn't implement the [latest OS release] features!? What have you been developing for all this time?" iPhone dev: "It just works... well that doesn't. No that doesn't work either. No it can't do that. It only had to get a new Macbook Pro to program for it" WP7 dev: *crickets*. Here: Take a look at this. Here's some code. Have you looked at the KB article on it? [Bring in MSohm] Can you provide example code... I've sent it to the dev team." Where can you get that kind of reaction out of a dev. (Note: those responses are real responses I've gotten from devs in close if not exactly the same form, crickets included [couldn't find a WP7 dev].)

There are other things but I think I did a badly enough formed post that I don't need to add more to it.

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