- CrackBerry Newbie
- 2 Posts
Playbook to bbphone bridge - not all apps see internet
I have a playbook and bb curve 8530. I'm new to both. I have the bridge up and running and currently only use email and calendering on the playbook not the phone. I noted that when the bridge is up I can access the internet on the playbook via browser. However the built in email app with 2.0 says no internet. Other internet depended apps also complain that they have no internet connection. An example of this is Poynt. Is this correct? I can't seem to find a reference to this though it seems like someone would have questioned this? Thanks
- 05-15-2012, 12:06 PM #3
False: Behaviour is not controlled by code, at least for ordinary 3rd-party developers. My app works via Bridge for getting location using your postal code and I did nothing special to enable auto-switching between WiFi and Bridge. In fact, I am not aware of any method for my Adobe Air app to determine programatically which channel is active.
- 05-15-2012, 02:45 PM #5
Another example of privileged access to APIs: RIM and Poynt use can use Bluetooth APIs but neither the Air SDK nor NDK have APIs that we can use.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-15-2012, 02:58 PM #6
- 321 Posts
I believe apps which are high data usage or high speed necessaries are locked to wifi only.
Those that would perform poorly such as games, and things like app world which could result in stupidly high phone bills, require wifi access.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-15-2012, 03:49 PM #8
- 304 Posts
This is normal.
Bridge will allows *some* apps to use the data on your phone as bridged data. This includes the browser and all bridge PIM apps (read: non-native) such as calendar, messages, and bbm. A good way to visualize this is that while bridged, the playbook is just a mirrorroing some of the apps and the information on your blackberry.
If it is your intention to use the blackberry as a portal to the internet (i.e. as a modem), you will want to set up tethering (go to options > internet tethering on your playbook). This will open up data access to all apps on your playbook, including native email, weather, etc.
Caveat: Make sure your data plan supports tethering and make sure you have enough data to do this. Tethering eats up data quickly.
Also note: If your plan supports tethering, and you have OS 7.1 on your device, you can use your phone as a mobile hot spot.
- 05-15-2012, 03:58 PM #9