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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-18-2012
My Device: Storm 9530
My Carrier: Digicel
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BB5 UI framework

Greetings everyone,

I am looking for a UI framework that works well with BB5. My experience with using some of these popular framework is that they work well to a point but when you build the actual app and run it on  BB5 simulated phone the results is disappointing. 


Can you recommend to me a ui framework that works well on BB5 ?




Posts: 134
Registered: ‎05-19-2012
My Device: Torch 9800, PlayBook 64GB, Dev Alpha
My Carrier: VIVO Brazil

Re: BB5 UI framework

BlackBerry OS 5 doesn't have support for HTML5 which is the standard used today to create all of the current UI frameworks because how easy it is to "mimic" the default OS UI with it.


As far as I know the only UI framework that supports a bit of non-HTML5 browsers is jQuery Mobile which classifies BB5 as B-Grade in terms of compactibility, but it isn't a very good experience too. If you can on BlackBerry OS 5 the best way to have a decent UI is to write your application in Java.

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