Wednesday, April 1, 2009

bb development

So, it turns out that you have 2 choices for blackberry development: java (j2me) or javascript (Blackberry MDS).

The Java option gives you access to various features on the phone, one of the big selling points being backgrounded threads, which means you can do something similar to what the G1 does via XMPP (theoretically, I haven't dug too far into the doco yet). The MDS option basically allows you to create a browser application that relies on a web service to operate (ie, you could create a BB MDS app that basically manages an Amazon Web Services account).

Both options open up some interesting prospects for applications.

The big question now is do I want to control my cylon army from the phone through XMPP or a web service?

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