11-16-2012 07:10 AM
I have no idea where to ask this question, and could not find a proper way to contact Blackberry about it. You see, I would like to develop apps for the upcoming BB10. However I do not have one of the alpha devices, so I must use the simulator only. However, the simulator requires VMWare Player, which gives me a clear message at the top stating that it is not for commercial use. How can I test my app on BB10 without an alpha device and without having to purchase VMWare Player? If I could get an official response that would be fantastic.
11-16-2012 07:32 AM
VMware Player is free for personal non-commercial use. VMware Player is available for commercial use as part of VMware Fusion Professional . VMware Fusion Professional provides a commercial license that can be used with VMware Fusion on the Mac or with VMware Player on Windows or Linux. VMware Support and Subscription offerings are available for VMware Fusion Professional.
Dev Alpha solves a few questions but adds a bigger more to be solved that are not in the field of how to develop apps.
02-19-2013 10:05 AM - edited 02-19-2013 10:07 AM
"VMware Player is free for personal non-commercial use."
Am I right that this means that if I'm a software developer for a commercial for profit ISV, my company has to buy some VMWare license in order to let me use BB10 simulator?
There is also a VMWare Player EULA page http://www.vmware.com/download/eula/player40.html but it seems to be a piece of BS even on the scale of usual EULAs. Mostly I can understand from reading EULA if I can use some software for free or not but not from this one.
Does anyone understand whether we (developers) need VMWare licenses for simulators or not? Or does everyone prefers to be in the grey area by just using VMWare Player without any licenses?
07-03-2013 10:41 AM