1. dtrue05's Avatar
    well i read the blog yesterday where they had a 13yr old app developer, and it got me thinking how can i get into making apps? i know about the app generator but id like to learn the steps into making apps for bb and android. ive researched it on google before but had trouble finding info on it. i was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction or post a how to
    12-07-12 05:25 AM
  2. thrrgilag's Avatar
    Where you start I think depends on what previous exposure you've had to programming if any. If nothing else HTML5 is a good place to start, and BlackBerry has gotten particularly good at it recently. Cascades is also great (what I code in lately) but you need to be comfortable with C++ and Qt to take full advantage of it.

    You can find good documentation for each of the supported development platforms at developer.blackberry.com. The getting started documentation will take you through the steps of getting the tools installed and even walk you through the creating the typical "Hello World" walk through. Where you go from there depends on what kind of app you want to create. The BlackBerry devblog and development forums are also a great resource for when you run into questions and seeking answers. The BlackBerry github has a ton of useful examples and community contributed code that you can leverage. Hope this helps.
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    12-07-12 08:13 AM
  3. jeroen_13's Avatar
    HTML5 is the best language to start developing apps. Just google for: BBUI.js for some examples.

    BBUI.js is a Javascript engine that makes building apps way more easy ! With just a few lines of codes you have a complete app!

    Jeroen
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    12-07-12 10:47 AM
  4. big bb's Avatar
    I would not go by that 13 year old. I have looked at most of the apps and they are done by app generator.

    HTML5 with BBUI.js would be the best place for you to start
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    12-09-12 10:23 PM
  5. KermEd's Avatar
    This'll help
    http://www.filearchivehaven.com/2012...-applications/

    Its straight from a presentation I put on a few months back.

    Ed

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    12-10-12 08:10 PM
  6. kdna's Avatar
    BlackBerry 10 Cascades
    http://developer.blackberry.com/cascades
    Cascades Code - Learn BlackBerry 10 Native Development

    You can always PM me. I'm more than happy to help get you started. I am very familiar with the tooling and the WebWorks and Native (Cascades) SDKS.

    good luck to you!
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    12-15-12 03:22 AM
  7. EdY's Avatar
    HTML5/Javascript/CSS is the easiest way to go using Webworks. You can make your app almost entirely with web-design software but hand-coding in a text editor will come in handy. Using bbUI.js or jQuery will make it look way better on the user interface side.

    However, web-based apps are better for certain uses like books, newsreaders, interactive catalogues, clocks, guides and tutorials, reference manuals, etc. Yes you can also do games but they will be a bit slow and limited.

    If you want to go "hard-core" then you can pick up Marmalade SDK and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express, both free. Marmalade gives a free trial but I think if you submit an app they give you a license. Then follow some excellent tutorials from drmop.com... Modify their code and work on that as a base to develop your game.

    I wouldn't suggest Marmalade as a beginner though, it has a fairly tough learning curve, but once you know what you are doing, you can make some slick games (I'm sticking to 2D games for now).


    Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Crackberry Tapatalk Forum app
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    12-16-12 12:33 PM
  8. torrado Williams's Avatar
    BBUI.js is no doubt the best platform and engine to use to build apps for black berry, Start developing apps after watching tuts available on you tube.
    12-27-12 09:35 AM
  9. BB_Bree's Avatar
    What is app generator?

    I would not go by that 13 year old. I have looked at most of the apps and they are done by app generator.

    HTML5 with BBUI.js would be the best place for you to start
    12-28-12 06:33 PM
  10. neilmann's Avatar
    What is app generator?
    Let Me Google That For You

    Please, do not submit an app through that. Ever. I can't believe that I've actually seen apps generated through this on BlackBerry World and they charge money for them.

    Learn HTML/CSS/Javascript, learn to parse an XML RSS feed, style it up with some jQ mobile/Sencha/Enyo. Take pride in your development, don't just crank out apps because it is easy through some generator.
    12-28-12 06:47 PM
  11. BB_Bree's Avatar
    Let Me Google That For You

    Please, do not submit an app through that. Ever. I can't believe that I've actually seen apps generated through this on BlackBerry World and they charge money for them.

    Learn HTML/CSS/Javascript, learn to parse an XML RSS feed, style it up with some jQ mobile/Sencha/Enyo. Take pride in your development, don't just crank out apps because it is easy through some generator.
    No worries, I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something I needed to package once I finish an app.

    Thanks for googling!
    12-28-12 10:06 PM

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