10-08-2013 11:40 AM
As I said I've mellowed on my stance, at the time the last thing I and I summise BlackBerry wanted was to have a phone with clone apps looking the same across iOS, Android and BB10. If you design a new radical UI, supposed to be your USP, that's the last thing you need.
The two reasons for a developer wanting to do this are;
1) You want your app to appear completely different from anyything that's gone before
This is fair enough but you are taking a gamble on users agreeing with your UI choice and it's hard to beat 40 years of design history and will always come with a backlash from users.
2) You are trying to replicate a look and feel across multiple platforms
Again fair enough, barring the reason I mentioned above, but there are already plenty of options out there for cross platform development, BlackBerry have already seeded this so why enable it in the native SDK for apps you are trying to differentiate.
See only mellowed a little bit.
10-08-2013 11:44 AM
10-08-2013 01:45 PM - edited 10-08-2013 02:32 PM
That gave me a chuckle
Despite some views on the matter, Since this topic has been brough up a few times I went ahead and created a ticket so we can see where BlackBerry stands on the issue
UI element pixel guidelines
Please vote if this is something you're interested in. The more votes the more likely it is that we will get this information.
It may take a few days for the ticket to be accessible
I have had several cases where I have needed this information (& still cases where its useful). I have never wanted this information to create a radical non BB looking ui (no B4BB =( ) nor do I intend on going multi platform, Cascades is far too cozy to go anywhere =) This is simply about saving those of us who have needed and will need this information a lot of time.