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Load applications onto a BlackBerry smartphone

by Retired ‎02-16-2010 09:55 AM - edited ‎02-17-2010 03:48 PM (4,354 Views)

Summary


This article applies to the following:


  • BlackBerry® smartphones based on Java® technology
  • BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE)


Description


You can load applications onto a BlackBerry smartphone using one of the following methods:

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager and a USB connection
  • a browser on the BlackBerry smartphone and a connection to the wireless network
  • a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and a connection to the wireless network
  • BlackBerry Application Web Loader and a USB connection
  • the JavaLoader.exe utility and a USB connection

For each method you must specify the location of the COD application file(s) to be loaded.


The following list provides a brief summary of the methods available to install applications on a BlackBerry smartphone. Detailed information on these loading methods can be found in Deploying Java Applications.


Loading applications using BlackBerry Desktop Manager and a USB connection


Loading applications using BlackBerry Desktop Manager is the preferred method. This method requires an ALX loading configuration file.


Loading applications using a browser on the BlackBerry smartphone and a connection to the wireless network


Applications can be loaded over the wireless network using the BlackBerry® Browser, Internet Browser, or Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Browser. For descriptions of these browsers, see here.

  1. Put the JAD file and required COD files on a web server.
  2. Access the JAD file using a browser on the BlackBerry smartphone.

Note: Some service providers restrict the sizes of files that can be downloaded using their WAP Browser.


Loading applications using a BlackBerry Enterprise Server and a connection to the wireless network


Applications can be pushed over the wireless network from a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to any BlackBerry smartphone on the server. The steps to perform this push can be found in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide or here.


Loading applications using BlackBerry Application Web Loader and a USB connection


The BlackBerry Application Web Loader allows a web server to host a BlackBerry application that a user can download using a USB connection. The user opens the application installation page in Windows® Internet Explorer®, which is able to load the application onto a BlackBerry smartphone connected to the computer using a USB connection.


Loading applications using the JavaLoader.exe utility and a USB connection

For development and testing purposes, applications can be loaded directly on the BlackBerry smartphone using the JavaLoader.exe utility provided with the BlackBerry JDE.

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