03-08-2013 08:59 AM
03-08-2013 09:13 AM
03-08-2013 09:37 AM
This seems like a reasonable method as long as this sandbox is per product. Even if it doesn't maybe it's exceptable.
I have to say that BlackBerry, is close to an epic fail on this one. I spent way to much time trying to find out how I can get a group of people to test my game before I release it. This actually encourages people to release apps that aren't well tested,
Clearly the Developer Zone is much better than it was but if you look along the top and see Design, Develop and Distribute, you think all your answers will be found under Distribute. I couldn't find anything, I actually think most of it pertains to the old BB7 stuff as I am guessing GetJar, Handango and Handmark aren't selling BB10 apps.
03-08-2013 10:20 AM - edited 03-08-2013 10:31 AM
superdirt - If you upload the App to Blackberry World and keep it as a DRAFT then no one but you and users who you add to you sandbox account will be able to download, or even see it available. There is an article on the Blackberry Developer Blog that talks about testing the Payment service using sandbox mode that explains a bit about the sandbox mode. The article can be found here: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2013/01/blackberry-p
LMcRea - I think you have to remember that the site http://developer.blackberry.com is the landing page for all development and is not specific to BB10. Since the ability to develop for BBOS 7 and lower phones is still available, I think its a bit harsh to say its an epic fail. I'll admit it doesn't explicitly say on the "Distribute" site that those options are not available to BB10 but a simple search in the forums would most likely find you the answers you needed.
Just my 2 cents
03-08-2013 10:36 AM
It might not seem so epic if you already knew the answer. I spent yesterday on this problem. Also since you could do OTA on BB7 then it should be very clearly stated that you can no longer on BB10. Listing test services and old BB7 vendors only lead me to believe that I could still do OTA with the bar file.
Sorry this is amateur hour on their part. Even the sandbox stuff is really sketchy. Hire a student for a week to log into iOS Provisioning Portal and have them write some simple docs on how to do it for App World.
03-08-2013 10:48 AM
03-08-2013 11:25 AM
I think that there actually are some tools for sideloading .bar files. Personally I find it easier to just use the command line, but I understand that isn't ideal for everyone...
For example check out http://www.filearchivehaven.com/downloads/pb/DDPB%