08-14-2012 04:05 AM
I think bbui.js is great, but I'm disappointed with the tempo of fixing issues. It’s been 19 days since the last issue on github has been fixed and with that speed, the next version won’t be available before BB10 has its launch.
At the point we are now, I think that bbui should be a top project and at least a few programmers should be working every day on it. So we have issues fixed at a daily basis. Programmers are encouraged to write for BB10 and PlayBook app, web technology as a development framework is so popular today so there should be a solid library for programmers to use.
I don’t want to complaint, I have used bbui with success in my project, but since it’s a PlayBook app I wanted my toggle buttons etc. to look like native PlayBook controls. I’ve waited almost two months but when all my features have been implemented I had to use the BB10 styling.
Kudos to all bbui implementors, i'm sure it was hard work to get the project to its current form. Just keep it going
08-14-2012 08:40 AM
We've been attempting to better explain our goals with bbUI in the README in the next branch. bbUI is an incubation project where we experiment with BlackBerry UI and take our findings and apply them to our work we are doing in jQueryMobile and Sencha.
It is an experimentation project and we do all of our forward work in the "next" branch that has been receiving a bunch of commits. There will likely be some more check-ins today.
While we continue to improve and experiment with bbUI, our main set of contributors are working on jQueryMobile and Sencha to ensure that the most popular JS toolkits out there have the BlackBerry 10 look and feel.
08-15-2012 04:30 AM
That's great that you're brining BB10 UI to the main mobile frameworks. Although I don't think that it's entirely possible. Some BB10 UI concepts are unique.
I'm not a cross platform developer (at least now) and I love apps that look like native, built-in apps. That's why I reached for bbUI in the first place.
I seems quite mature, a lot of work has been put into it already. It can easily compete with those mainstream frameworks. Why not work on (with more manpower ) it in parallel with JQueryMobile / Sencha? The UI concepts won't change so once it's complete only occasional bug fixes would be required.
Best regards to you and the whole team building it,
08-15-2012 08:11 AM
There are some custom jQuery controls being created for the BB10 look and feel and we've been working with Sencha to also provide a full BB10 experience.
08-15-2012 08:50 AM
08-15-2012 08:53 AM - edited 08-15-2012 08:53 AM
That's what we're working on..
Tim will there be a jQuery-Mobile theme which can apply to an existing jQuery-Mobile app and to give it the BB10 look and feel? That would be amazing.
08-23-2012 12:04 PM
The problem I ever report here : http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Web-and-Web
Is because I try to build all files in that BBUI sample folder itself. There are approximately 29 files. This causes can not be installed on my blackberry. And i get a message 907 Invalid COD
But I just tried to build applications with only 2 files, index.htm and menu.htm. It can be installed seamlessly on my blackberry.
The problem I reported earlier may be due to too many files that I build.
Is this a problem?
Does it do build a Ripple emulator can not so much?