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New Developer
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎04-21-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: N/A

Accessing blackberry.* javascript APIs from GWT

I'm wondering if anyone has successfully managed to call back into the Playbook blackberry.* APIs from a GWT application?


I have included a snippet below that shows my problem. I'm not surprised that the blackberry API can't be found in GWT development mode, but when I deploy it to the Playbook in the simulator I still get the error:


"error registering handlers: com.google.gwt.core.client.JavaScriptException: (ReferenceError): Can't find variable: blackberry"


Does anyone know how to correctly refer to the blackberry variable from within GWT so we can access platform-specific APIs?



private void registerHandlers() {
 	try {
 	} catch (Exception e) {
 		Window.alert("error registering handlers: " + e);

private native void regOnBackground() /*-{



public void onBackground() {