Suggestion : New Developer Forum
I believe there should be a dedicated forum for Developers. You could place it under BLACKBERRY OS AND DESKTOP MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE DISCUSSION.
It would serve for developers to exchange ideas, learn new things, get feedback on their upcoming apps, and as a place for prospective developers to get help from the pros.
Maybe as an extra benefit we will see some crowd sourced apps being developed for BB10
- 11-21-12, 07:39 AM #2
I second this idea, but I would rather see it as its own forum grouping. With BB10 and the (hopeful) influx of devs, it should be separate.
Forum structure something like the following:
Adobe Air Development
Android Application Porting
In each section (if the need arises) there can be a tutorial section or a getting started with (insert dev environment here).
- 11-21-12, 10:00 AM #8
Also it might be possible to get developers (who post here often) to speak about their experience with the different dev environments. This should drive traffic to the development area and hopefully bring in new ones! This might also be something good to advertise on the Android Central forums for those devs there that may want to port.
- 11-22-12, 10:45 AM #9
Out of curiosity... what do you folks think of the developers' forums over at WPC? Windows Phone Central Forums
Would love your feedback.
If doing something new with the Developers forums here at CrackBerry would mean more engagement... I'm all for it.
- 11-27-12, 05:43 PM #11
The developer forums aren't exactly a hotbed of posting excitement... IMO, adding more subforums at this point won't serve much benefit. MAYBE a QNX/Java divide, but more than that and you'll make them seem even deader than it is.
That being said, I'm sure there's lots of devs who would be willing to assist if CB wants to do it.
Last edited by SCrid2000; 11-27-12 at 05:59 PM.
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- 11-27-12, 06:14 PM #17
I would be happy to hang in the theads and provide insight where I can.
I would love it if we had it completely seperated out by Java / QNX device and by language. But the more you diverge the harder it is to get traction.
But I am biased being a dev
- 11-28-12, 10:07 AM #21
So having a subforum for Java and BB10 would be the divide then. Keep in mind there is also the HTML5 auto SDK etc. I think we could really attract people to post here, especially if there are beta testing, tutorials, help from the devs (if you are all are willing) et all. Having an app a week featured on the CB home page, or a dev story, tutorial etc would get a TON of responses. Also putting an Android section in there might bring in some bleed over devs from Android Central
Those devs that do the give away apps for a period of time or free trials etc can post links to the apps in the forum as kind of a CB exclusive, bring in people from outside as well directly to those forums. There are definitely ways to generate a ton of interest and traffic, and we, as CB, have immensely talented devs already posting everywhere. I know I have been trying to teach myself some QML (not a programmer at all hah) and its very interesting, though RIM's documentation (while improved) is still lacking in many areas.
- 11-29-12, 10:47 AM #24
Actually, if the main blog is used to attract devs and learners and CB commits to continuing to encourage traffic, I suppose it is possible that separate forums for all the different coding types would be workable.
It'd definitely need that boost.
- 11-29-12, 01:57 PM #25
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