12-03-2009 03:20 AM
I'm using the BlackBerry Widget SDK and my app invokes the camera and once the user returns to the Widget, I'd like to show a preview of the image taken. Right now, I'm just displaying the newest file from the filesystem.
It seems unlikely but I was wondering if there is any way to identify what the user did once the camera started? Was a snap taken or did the user just press the back button? The best thing would probably be the path to the image that was taken but I'll take what I can get.
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12-03-2009 07:31 AM
From the functionality currently provided, you are doing the right thing. We do have a "takePicture()" API planned where it would return you the picture taken if the user snapped a shot. But right now, checking for the newest file your current best approach.
01-26-2010 03:59 PM
Unfortunately I don't have any timelines that I can share with you yet
01-28-2010 12:53 PM
Thanks. I was hoping of hearing something positive. I was hoping of being able to use widgets app which has seamless interface with the camera to port an iphone application over to the blackberry. The people I am dealing with want to get away from the iphone. At this rate the iphone will rule.
01-28-2010 01:01 PM
We do have a lab that is about to come out in a few days that will show you how to wrap any of the existing Java functionality on the platform and use it in a widget. From there all the APIs are available. We are just working on wrapping them for you as well.
01-28-2010 03:48 PM
Will this lab come with the full set of documentation to use. This application we want to be using blackberry, moving the iPhone app to a broader audience.
01-28-2010 04:01 PM
This lab walks you through the entire process of how to wrap a Java API so that it can be used and distributed within your widget. It actually shows you how to wrap the Alert API to make the device vibrate.
It comes with two sets of source code:
The lab shows you how to make this all work with the existing Beta(s) of the Widget SDK. You will be able to fully re-use your code when the RTM version comes out. The RTM version has a much more elegant way to make this all happen and package up your extension for use. The lab shows you how to make it work right now so that you don't have to wait until RTM
We have a bunch of other documentation, tutorials, labs and samples that should get you going in the right direction for BlackBerry Widget development. If you need help tracking down specific topics you are looking for, please let us know and we'll get you the resources you need.