08-27-2012 01:28 AM
Have a closer look at the documentation. There are all the things to package and deploy an app together with signing or using debug tokens while developing: https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentati
08-27-2012 12:48 PM
You will need to build & sign your application. Read instructions on how to register, install and use code signing keys found here: https://developer.blackberry.com/html5/documentati
Next, you will want to deploy the application to a device/simulator. There are numerous ways to do this, but for BlackBerry 5/6/7 Smartphones, I find the most convenient methods during development / testing are :
More on distribution:
08-27-2012 03:25 PM
I've been doing it a bit differently I suppose. I test with Ripple until I'm happy. I then package and sign (we're talking about phone apps now). This creates a folder called OTAInstall. In there are signed COD files for deploying to the phone.
1. I then copy these to a web folder on my machine. I am running IIS7, but apache or XAMPP / LAMPP could work too.
2. On the phone I connect up my wifi.
3. Browse to my pc's web address (local IP) and to the OTA folder on the server in step 1.
4. Make sure its set to browsable.
5. Click on the JAD file. BB will ask you if you want to install.
There are other ways, like following the documentation. My method describes the "Wireless network using the BlackBerry Browser" way. Playbook and BB10 is way simpler because they have development modes you can just send the app to the device straight away.
08-27-2012 10:00 PM
I recommend The_Anomaly's approach.
That's exactly how I do it for WebWorks Smartphone apps when not using PhoneGap.
08-28-2012 08:41 AM
Great tip Anomaly, thanks for posting! OTA is also a great way to deploy apps to BlackBerry 5/6/7 Smartphones.