03-08-2011 04:48 PM
First post so please be nice to me.
My developer has sent me the first version of my App to test.
I am using a Apple Mac Book, is there a simulator I can run on my Mac to test the App?
03-15-2011 10:46 AM
03-18-2011 10:04 AM
You're correct, you can actually run any of the simulators in VMWare if you so choose. However, my point is there is no native simulators for Mac OS.
Having gone to BlackBerry Developer Days 2011, Mac OS simulators are not coming ever. Which in my own opinion is just plain laziness on RIM's part.
03-24-2011 05:09 PM
The BlackBerry PlayBook simulator can run natively on Windows, Mac and Linux.
The BlackBerry smartphone simulators require Windows.
03-24-2011 05:25 PM - edited 03-24-2011 05:26 PM
I'd really love to dump my ThinkPad in favor of my Macbook Pro as my primary development machine and that may be the same for a lot of other people as well - I don't know.
My job is to develop for the smartphones and will continue to be that way for a very long time, so it would be nice to have the smartphone simulators available on Mac OS.
03-25-2011 10:17 AM
The directions I'm following for PlayBook development on a Mac have the simulator running under VMWare, not natively.
This is how it works on all platforms.
04-06-2011 11:02 AM
It is pretty clear from the posts that the Playbook tablet OS is the only BB OS to run on VMWare on the Mac.
For others you need to use windows. Rather than attempt to run virtual windows in VMWare or Parallels I think that BootCamp would be the way forwards. I would have low expectations of running an emulator inside the VM Windows install but with bootcamp you are running a PC Windows OS directly and are therefore in the same situation as other blackberry phone developers.
BTW, I was hoping to avoid emulation and just test on a device. But as posted on another thread I am returning the device I bought, and still need a solution.
I am intending to use WebWorks and develop on the Mac. Does it make sense to do so and use a device for the purpose, or is Windows a necessity for such development? In theory just the device to test on should work.
Which device should I buy ? Do RIM have developer devices to offer ?
Also have developed and submitted Playbook App, and will hopefully get a free Playbook sometime later. Meanwhile, I also want to submit Phone Apps and am a little surprised that RIM are not doing more to encourage independent developers. I am somewhat encouraged by the waiving of fees, but how to get a device to test on ! Surely an obvious prerequisite !