View Poll Results: Will you continue BlackBerry 10 application development?
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Yes- The trade up kept me motivated
Yes- I was into BlackBerry 10 development beforehand
Yes- The trade up didn't sway me at all
No- I'm still going to do BlackBerry 10 development but not my primary platform focus
No- BlackBerry 10 isn't right for me to develop my applications with
Maybe- Still debating on whether or not to continue BlackBerry 10 development
How many will continue BlackBerry 10 app development
With a batch of emails sent out and the January 21st deadline fast approaching, how many of you will continue BlackBerry 10 app development?
Personally I was having fun with HTML5 and the webworks SDK. The Html coding was very familiar to me and APIs were easy to implement. I began messing with it first on my personal PlayBook. When I heard about BlackBerry 10 Jam I got pretty excited. I wanted to learn more about what BlackBerry 10 could offer for webworks developers.
About 5 days before the BlackBerry 10 Jam Toronto event, I had gotten and email from RIM saying I qualified for the Dev Alpha prototype device. I was pretty excited but at the same time I also wanted to make the experience worthwhile. RIM had been providing the most support ever to their developers and I thought to myself I should either take the initiative and get better at application development to make good use of the Dev Alpha or give it back to RIM since I know these were in limited supply. I said to myself that I can learn and make the most out of the device. So I learned the basics, and step by step I figured out how to make the basics and later I learned how to work with third party APIs etc, all through HTML.
Later on out for curiosity I picked up C++ still learning and by no means fully comfortable to make an app in native. Now tomorrow I will be returning the development alpha devices to RIM, the BlackBerry 10 Limited Edition trade up is a great incentive, and because of a cascade of events I'll continue to learn more about both C++ and HTML5 in order to fully be well versed in both.
I don't think I'm unique in this regard, I came from a health sciences background and programming has been a part time hobby for me, even without the trade up I still would have been continuing to learn about mobile development. So long answer short how many of you would keep going with BlackBerry development as a primary goal because of the direct influence of BlackBerry 10 Jam or the trade up?
- 01-07-13, 10:24 PM #2
I'm fully expecting to continue BB10 development. Blackberry has made me enough money to want to keep going (not a fortune but nice enough extra money). Very much unlike iOS, on which I actually have the best (fastest running, cool looking) version of one of my apps but virtually no sales.
- 01-07-13, 11:15 PM #5
Allow users to follow tags. e.g. pdf, radio, pictures, social
Allow users to set notification types (one push/week, one push/new app etc...)
Push notifications that match the user's settings to their phones to alert them of new apps! (good ratings => more people get notified about that app)
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