03-28-2013 09:41 AM
I know the subject is a little bit provocative but I really need to raise this problem again: it is currently impossible to develop a BB10 application with the simulator using MapView (application crashes in safe-mode, map is blank in normal mode).
I have a working Qt application which I cannot port to BB10 simply because there is no possibility to test the application with the simulator. Developing it as a pure Qt4 application is also not possible because the Blackberry implementation of QtLocation does not provide any map view. Qt5Location would be fine but BB does not provide any plug-in for Blackberry devices...
I really like the new BB10 OS but it is difficult for me to really understand why such a trivial thing like being able to develop a native application with a map is not feasible? I wonder why developers do not get the appropriate tools for developing native BB10 applications... Users do not need 1000000 Android apps but at least enjoy a few native applications which can do a little bit more than displaying text and images. I am currently very disappointed and am seriously considering giving up developing for BB devices.
See bug report: https://www.blackberry.com/jira/browse/BBTEN-331
03-28-2013 10:35 AM
03-28-2013 10:47 AM
Thanks for the answer
I really don't want to give up because I like the OS but I currently have no possibility to continue developping my app (and received no hope and no alpha device from BB...).
Nokia maps (and also OSM) APIs for Qt are fine and compile fine. But the problem is that we cannot get any GPS position (the position plug-in is only available as part of the Qt4LocationSubset which does not support maps). Currently, there is no official roadmap, neither for MapView nor for Qt5Location... I can only wait (and be unproductive...) or give up. Unfortunately.
03-28-2013 11:53 AM
03-28-2013 01:08 PM
04-19-2013 09:10 AM
- MapView is now working with the simulator under Windows (in normal mode) with the latest simulator release (1.0.1483)
- Unfortunately, it still does not work under Linux (in safe mode) and the application crashes
04-19-2013 09:48 AM