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Web and WebWorks Development

New Developer
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-14-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Help for Noob (mostly looking for advice then reading material)

Hello Everyone,


I am new to BB Development, in fact I have written nothing for it.  I have Java knowledge but very little to none practical.  So I am just looking for advice on where to start reading.


I am a PHP Developer by trade, but am developing an application which would benefit greatly to be available on the blackberry.


Although at this time I can't say what it's for (its a new idea from what I know), however it would require the following:


1) Expect a user to log in (no registration needed)

2) Take a user input (a number, for arguments sake)

3) Return data about this number to the user, maybe 30-60 bytes of data

4) Take input back based on that data (10 bytes at most)


Effectively, what I am wondering is - is it better to develop a web application (which would have MORE data transmitted as the prompts, etc would have to be transmitted as well) or to develop an application that sits on the blackberry? I ask as it would be a simple app, with a simple UI.


I know that the application would be quite simple, looking at the GPS Example(s) found on the internet they post values to a web server, so I am sure I can adapt that knowledge. 


Keeping the Data Transmission low is important as this process may be done a few hundred times by the user.


Thanks in advance for any assistance that anyone can provide, and upon diving into this, I look forward to developing more complex projects and hopefully, returning the assistnace to another user.




Michael (homecoder)