10-12-2013 11:29 AM
Hi guys, I'm basically a native C++ only developer and that's because I was never able to get my head around HTML/JS. Now, I need a help from you guys.I know it's kinda overkill, but wanna know if it's possible to invoke a BB App from a normal, uncompiled html file? i.e; one that was not built using BB WebWorks SDK?
the thing is, I want a webpage which can open the settings as soon as it is loaded on a BB10 device's built-in browser. Any possibilities?
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10-12-2013 12:50 PM
You mean an external site - somewhere.example,com - opens a BB app in some way?
That would be a no
Not totally sure what you're trying to do
10-12-2013 01:45 PM
Theoretically if you already had something on the BB to handle the request it could work
e,g, if you had a BB app that registered itself as a handler for a particular mime type then, only theoretically, it would work
If you browse on a BB to Blackberry World then the BBW app opens so its do-able
10-12-2013 01:53 PM
wait. If I could make an app that declared itself as a target for a mimetype say text/url and some other condition, would the BB framework open my app as soon as such a page is opened?
10-12-2013 02:06 PM
As I say this is only theoretical but yes, essentially that would work
It's actually quite a useful concept - register app/<myapp> as a mimetype then a link on any web page could open it
A (very brief) look at the Native docs implies that it is indeed possible as it appears that you can register a mime type as an invokation
There is a submission program that allows us to register invocation targets so essentially I would say that it is possible
I only quickly looked up the info - no in-depth research
It actually gives me a very nice idea for one of my own projects so may investigate properly in a few weeks
10-16-2013 06:57 PM
I've looked into this a little more now
I have other things to do immediately but can you prod me at the end of the month in case this one ends up at the bottom of my todo list
Tomorrow I'm looking at screengrab - I was going to do this one six months ago
i.e. Remind me or in six months this may be at the same stage
I can be easily distracted by really cool things - currently we're looking at Gamepads for WebWorks (cool + sexy) - media-type registration does't have quite that cool-ness factor.
e.g. I make links start apps compared to hey, I work with games babe don't get a lot of dates
10-17-2013 05:56 AM