And I'm the kind of customer that buys apps and avoids free ones, I probably spent 50 or more in BlackBerry World already on my Z10 alone.
When customers demand both the developer and the platform should listen.
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- 02-20-13, 10:41 AM #77
If developers are instructed to maintain the integrity of the OS by adhering to the look, feel, and function set of the OS, there is no recourse.
If that is to be changed then feedback needs to go to the business owner to allow for an alternate function set for their applications. That would lead to fragmentation and lack of uniformity within the OS and the different applications.
- 02-20-13, 11:05 AM #79
The developers are under contract to BlackBerry. They must develop within the requirements of BlackBerry. The approval to have their apps in BlackBerry World comes from BlackBerry. Originality and innovation that goes outside of that which will be approved by the business owner will not see the light of day.
You conform to uniformity within an OS. All applications must fit within the requirements of the OS. I'm sure you are not unfamiliar with the concept of compatibility; that is adhering to the OS.
Maintaining the look and feel is everywhere in branding. You know a Pepsi from a Coke without reading the label, because the look and feel of the product is maintained. In this instance, BB determines what is to be approved for sale at BlackBerry World, not the end user. You want that look and feel changed, or the specifications of the OS, then direct that request to BlackBerry, not to BlackBerry's contracted developers.
- 02-20-13, 11:48 AM #82
I do know that from all the videos I've seen, the whole push is towards gestures and away from buttons. The way to close an app has been demostrated as flicking it up. Isn't the whole push "there is no place like home?" It's the whole ethos of the new OS....gestures.
If a developer is going against the push of the company, he won't have his apps approved.
- 02-20-13, 11:52 AM #84
Ui guidelines black_berry_10
Page 16: "Don't put a Back button (or any other button) on the screen as a way for users to close an app. The only way for users to leave an app is by swiping up from the bottom of the screen."
- 02-20-13, 11:58 AM #85
There seems to be one or two people on here who I believe have not even seen a z10 with their own eyes. Let alone used one. I think the claim wanting an off button is something that can only be denied or concurred with upon using the device. Regardless of what dev guidelines say.
- 02-20-13, 12:01 PM #88
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Do I need to mention again that I requested this feature after seeing it into another app I BOUGHT, I liked the feature and I want it in other apps too
I did not pull this out of thin air.
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- 02-20-13, 12:55 PM #94
So, I ask these questions.
Does the phone become an active frame?
If so, is it one of those that won't close in lieu of others that will?
- 02-20-13, 01:09 PM #96
Also, under other conditions, a close button in other apps could be appealing as well. So, I agree with you in that sense.
Obviously I have a lot to learn before and after I get one of these but I am going to sponge off you lucky ones while I wait. .
- 02-20-13, 01:09 PM #97
- 02-20-13, 01:12 PM #98
- 02-20-13, 01:18 PM #99
It's better then I thought. Just tried it. If you are in a call and close the phone app's active frame the call still continues. You see the elapsed call time underneath the phone icon on the home screen and you can tap it to reopen the call app.
I would like to cut all unnecessary steps, even if they're there for the benefit of the uninitiated or the non BlackBerry people.
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