| | 11-15-2012, 08:30 AM Thread Author #1
Want to be a developer, first steps?
I know there are a few threads about becoming a developer, but I wanted to start a new one because sometimes what people learn along the way will depend on what they want their apps to do.
Basically, I want to create an app that alerts you once you've reached a destination (either by being inside a certain radius or passing a line of coordinates). I frequently take a train or a bus where I fall asleep but am terrified that I will miss my stop at the same time (especially important if travelling to new locations and unsure what time you'll get there so you can't just set a regular alarm).
There's a current app that is supposed to do this, but it works poorly if at all and it's never worked properly in OS 7 as far as I can tell.
I don't have all the time in the world, but I've always wanted to develop a blackberry app, so I'm willing to learn, no matter how slow of a pace. While I don't have any real coding experience, I'm quick to pick up on new things especially on the computer. I.E. self-taught some complicated Excel VBA coding
So I was on the developer.blackberry.com and was looking into learning to code for BB 10, and it asked me what platform I want to go into.
So my question is this: For this specific type of app, what platform should I use to code for a BB10 app and what resources would be useful to learn about that specific coding and also what resources would be useful to learn about integrating and using the map which is important in my desired app.
Hopefully as I learn and develop my first app, I will become comfortable enough to tackle some of my other ideas as well for BB.
Thanks for any help and advice,