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Registered: ‎06-10-2013
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What will be coverd by the "Screen Service" addition in N8 of the Native SDK



is ther any information about what is covered by the Screen Service API that


It think there was an outlook in the BlackBerry Jam Conference in Amsterdam.

However, I don`t find information in any slides of the Jam in America as well as in the developer documentation section of the native SDK


In the roadmap there is written "Various screen services that allow an app to take screenshots, initiate a VNC-style screen share and inject touchscreen and keypad style events into the screen window."


However it remains unclear if it is for example possible to inject complex gestures that include swiping to other applications and also injecting further user input if other applications are maximized.


I`m interested in automating the user input to automatic tasks such as

- recording and replaying usage makros

- choose and install a special certificate by simulating user input in the settings --> certificates screen

- ....


(In BB7 Applications such mechanisms was possible and most of the applications we developed for big enterprises made use of these features)


Thank in advance!