03-23-2011 05:13 AM
The answer is both yes and no
If the page you want to deploy can be opened on any desktop and work as expected then yes.
If you rely on web technologies unsupported by the Blackberry such as MySQL, PHP etc then no - you have to write a version that uses only the capabilities available.
If you start off building your page with the intent of a mobile version being supported this will simplify things in the long term
You can't write, for example, eBay on a device but you can write an eBay application - i.e. one that communicates with eBay and allows you to bid or whatever
Cross platform facilities are available via PhoneGap - I'm publishing my apps to multiple platforms using this library. We write for the Blackberry then repackage for Android etc (I ain't got a Mac so no iPhone yet) making small modifications to cater for those platforms.
Mobile apps will explode when more developers realise just what you can do with the kit available
03-30-2011 05:49 PM
I have the same question. We have an HTML5 web app that we want to package. It does not rely on any of the technologies that you mentioned to work. I am new here and would like to know which doc to review to get started on packagaing it correctly.
03-30-2011 06:12 PM
HTML5 is extremely do-able and encouraged
I went through Webinar 3 today while trying to sort out a final problem with touch events I'm having (now solved) - it was touched (hehe) on briefly in the presentation
When you've got an hour to spare its worth going thru it - as it'll answer a lot of your questions - the rest of the presentations will also help
If you check the results at html5test you'll see that currently the browser used in the Playbook and v6 phones is the best scoring mobile browser (at the time of writing) - only 7 points behind the release version of FireFox 4 (came out today)