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05-06-2011 08:43 AM
As far as I understand it, the Widget API allows you to create apps that look and behave similar to a native app developed in Java.
With a little less flexibility, but allowing you to reuse existing skills and to then have your App show just as any other would, and be in the users menu etc.
I'm wondering is it possible to use this with OS5 and OS6?
I am only looking to do something simple, I will be retrieving some XML from my existing web service, and then use XSLT to display the results.
Is this possible with the Widget API for both OS5 and OS6? And will I lose out on a lot of functionality by not going the Java route?
05-06-2011 09:21 AM
Just an update.
I think the Widget API I refer to is now the Web Works SDK.
I am downloading the Web Works SDK and my choice of plugin for my IDE.
The remainder of my questions still stand though:
Can I use XSLT to transform the results I get (as XML) from a Web Service?
Do you lose out on a lot of functionality choosing to use this over Java Development
Does the SDK create apps valid for OS5 and OS6.
05-06-2011 02:47 PM
05-09-2011 07:22 AM
05-09-2011 09:23 AM
Yes you can detect which version of the OS you are using. You can determine this in the blackberry.system API. You can then dynamically load in a different CSS file based on the OS.
Building a separate version for OS6 vs OS5 is more of your own preference on how you want to build your application. You can use the same build for both environments, or you can make a specific build for each one.