09-11-2013 09:15 AM - edited 09-11-2013 09:16 AM
I'm pleased to announce that me and my team have finally finished our first Native BB10 application built using Cascades! It's called Wappy - The happy wallpaper app. It's not yet available on AppWorld. It started as an updated version of my other app "Wallpaper Ruler" for the Playbook but we decided to change the name.
It's a free and open source project. We did it in our spare time as a learning project. And we definitely learned a lot!
We trully believe that if we ever want more quality apps on the platform, devs need to learn more and have access so feel free to use any parts of the source code in your apps. Oh, and if you spot a bug or would like to join the team to keep maintaining it, please speak up. We would love to have contributions from the community.
The app is extremelly simple but it uses a bunch of features from Cascades - like the Inocation Framework - and Qt 4 - like Multi Threading and QImage manipulation. Many of the techniques used on the app we learned from the material of this forum so here goes a big general thanks to everyone that contributes to Native Development.
Soon, I'll start another open source project for Qt and most probably I will post more info about it on this forum.
I hope it helps other devs.
09-11-2013 09:27 AM
09-16-2013 12:23 PM
11-16-2013 12:10 PM
Hello Z30 owners!
My team and I have created a free, open source and happy native app for BB10 - Wappy - but unfortunately it doesn't support the new device. Not YET at least ...
We are working hard on a new release to fully support it and the new 10.2 OS and for that we need your help!
To create our frames feature we need real device screen shots but we don't have any Z30 available for doing so. With the screenshots we create a mocked up version for using in the app.
We only need 3 screenshots:
1- Active frames
2- Home Screen
3- Locked Screen
A few details:
If you are willing to help, please post the screen shots here on this forum or send me via PM or via email email@example.com.
We'll dedicate a special thanks to all forum members that helps in our quest.
I'll use this post updated with the progress. So, who's feeling like participating on an open source project?
11-16-2013 01:13 PM
Regarding the Active Frame Size
From the Webworks 10.0.4.11 release notes:
"For this release of the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK and the BlackBerry 10 OS, the size of Active Frames is 310 x 396 for devices with a 720 x 1280 screen resolution. For the next release, and for future devices with this screen resolution, the size of Active Frames will be 319 x 437.It is recommended that you create assets and text for Active Frames that support the 319 x 437 size. This may cause your Active Frame to look distorted when developing for the 10.2.0.1443 release and earlier but it will appear as expected for future releases and devices."
01-21-2014 11:20 AM
Wappy has been updated to version 1.1. Here's the change list:
One neat thing that I discovered is that for working with multiple translatable language files (*.ts), Qt has created Linguist app and it works quite well! Worth checking. Does Momentics support something like it?
Again, the source code is on Github and has some few good tricks.