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Registered: ‎07-23-2012
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How to create a blackberry app?



I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but I need help creating a blackberry app and I don't know where to begin. What I want to build is a quiz app specifically for blackberry phones so can someone please point me in the right direction? What exactly do I need to learn or buy? This is my first attempt so I'll appreciate any help I can get.


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Re: How to create a blackberry app?

Old/existing phones or the new BB10 phones? If old/existing phones, you need to know Java. If you are targeting BB10 phones and tablets then you can use either JavaScript, C/C++, or ActionScript. See here for more information and tools needed.
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Registered: ‎07-24-2012
My Device: BlackBerry 10 Alpha

Re: How to create a blackberry app?

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A few steps for BB10 app dev.
1. Download SDK and instructions from https://developer.blackberry.com/
2. Download a sample app project
3. Get Signing key
4. Create Debug token
5. Using IDE (QDE) build and run the sample app on your dev device or emulator.

6. Build your own project from there.
7. Have fun.

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Re: How to create a blackberry app?

@Ola23 As mentioned before there are multiple ways to develop and the best answer is going to be based on your background. You can develop for older BlackBerry phones as well using the HTML/CSS/Javascript method.

Also if you go the ActionScript/Flash or the HTML/CSS/Javascript method you could technically create your application without having to write code.(Keep in mind it would probably be of lesser quality/slower then one created by a programmer.)

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