07-14-2010 07:17 AM
You can find a Lab here:
And an instructional video here:
07-16-2010 07:42 PM
Ok thanks ,,
wanna ask I I use great UIexample in "input.htm" there is a spinner to select city when I write city in othere language lets say Arabic I face encouding problem what should I do ?
08-04-2010 01:57 AM
these ui compnents are great looking, but i must be missing something really elemental here.
how can this become a dynamic app, i mean, for this to be useful, dosn't htere have to be .jsp files
and not html files for the widgets
how would i iterate over list of returned rows from a DB query for example?
are there any examples of doing this?
i am at a place where i have been asked to write a bb app, and i just assumed the only
way was with the typical bb application i.e. rmi api (rim components)
but then i came across this thread and was really impressed and wonder if
I should use this widget stuff. i watched a few videos about packaging and the one
about "Features of BlackBerry Widgets" but don't get the practicality without the dynamic part
someone give me an example or link to read/watch regarding
08-04-2010 07:48 AM
You can find some samples and labs at the bottom of the following page:
08-04-2010 09:26 AM
ok, i kinda get it, but as of now, with OS5, how would this compare to the componets offered via java/rim? I mean if I were deciding to create an app for my bb device, these UIs look amazing
and I would think I should go ahead an use widget technology instead of java component technology.
are there any obvious concerns I may be missing ?
I know there are tons of examples and books for the java/component method of creating an app,
which would be a negative for me going with widgets, cause i am dumb as rocks and need to learn by reading books and following examples.
08-04-2010 09:57 PM
You can create the same types of application UI's in OS5 as you can in Java and with much less effort. There may be some very specific types of applications such as if you were wanting to build your own Media player from scratch where the widget technology wouldn't suit.
Also, if you are already familiar with Web technologies, your experiences will translate nicely to widget development
08-05-2010 10:06 AM
for example, beginning blackberry and advanced blackberry books have taken me from knowing nothing about blackberry programming to being somewhat dangerous. i have been going through the examples that eclipse widget plugin points to, and trying to find as many examples as possible.
these widgets got great potential, but i am old school and have to learn be example,
great work rim team!
08-05-2010 03:24 PM
Disclaimer, a bit of self promotion to follow here...
DevCon would be a great opportunity for you if you could make the trip (www.blackberrydevcon.com). I'll be leading a presentation that will cover some beginner as well as more advanced features of BlackBerry Widgets (COM01). The RIM team always have several good sessions as well.
Also, I'm early into it, but I am starting a blog about my experiences developing for BlackBerry which will predominately be focused on widgets. You can check it out at here .
If there is a specific topic or example you'd like to see, just drop me a private message and I'll see what I can do.
08-20-2010 05:44 PM - edited 08-20-2010 07:45 PM
I am new to the forum so not sure if this is the right thread to ask my question. I started playing around with samples that tim put together on this thread, and they are extremely cool. Thanks Tim.
Any help on how to accomplish this will be much appreciated