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What is difference of Widjet Project and Web Project? When will they use?

Hi All,


I need to know which project type am I going to use for my project. Below are my requirements:


1. Capable of displaying PHP pages, playin audio/ video

2. Capable of reading XML/ MYSQL data. Button 

             functions (Category, Back to Category, Favorites, Post a Review

3. Capable of sending SMS and placing a call

4. Capable of sending map coordinates (current location) and displaying area map with known participants 


I am confused the difference of widjet and web project and when will they use. Please help me. This is urgent.




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Re: What is difference of Widjet Project and Web Project? When will they use?

Hi Henry_James,


I am going to assume from your post you are using the Eclipse Plug-in correct?


A web project is simply creating a website that you will view in the BlackBerry Browser.  A BlackBerry Widget is an installable application for a BlackBerry Smartphone that has access to many APIs that are not available in a standard web browser.


For the most programmatic control, and access to virtually any API you are interested in, a BlackBerry widget is a much more powerful and flexible option. 

Tim Neil
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