05-23-2011 12:56 AM - edited 05-23-2011 12:57 AM
Hi there all, I'm new in developing apps for BB and I can't make the decision whether to use WW or Java to develop an app that is similar to the Facebook and Twitter app.
I searched all over the internet, but couldn't find a proper answer. The only real positive thing I found about WW is that it is easier for web developers.
I'm doubting because of:
Could someone help me with this decision by telling me:
Thanks for your answer!
05-24-2011 10:26 AM
In terms of UI, you can build something with Webworks that is similar to the Twitter/FB apps, but as soon as you're talking oAuth and data security, you will need to use some server side components or to talk to a local java backend.
So maybe the best solution would be to build your UI in HTML5 and to use Java extensions for some of your software components.
07-23-2011 07:56 AM
We have many successfull applications written in WebWorks and Java. Depending on the OS version there are different limitations in the Web layout engine. However this also holds true on the Java platform. Each have their different limitations depending on what you are trying to accomplish and which OS versions you desire to support.
Will you have to make concessions in one vs. the other?... Absolutely.. but this holds true to either one that you pick.
Fixed positioned toolbars work on OS7 and PlayBook and can also be simulated on Touch based devices on OS5 and OS6. Trackpad devices have more troubles with fixed positioned toolbars but in many cases may be better not using fixed positioned toolbars.