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  1. olaf_d's Avatar
    I figured it would be a good idea to concentrate the conversation around SideSwype and have one place for questions and answers along with a good place to keep up with updates.

    SideSwype is a Native BlackBerry 10 application, which when coupled with our included VPN services, allows you to effortlessly install BlackBerry BAR files or Android APK files to your device without the need for a computer.

    Check it out: https://sideswype.me

    An update was issued today, along with the availability of just the BAR to download, no longer having to deal with a Windows-only installer. This will help those of you who either already have SideSwype installed or are on a Mac and can't use the installer.


    I'll keep a running changelog here for those interested:

    Version 1.0.1.4 (Aug 17, 2013):
    Added: Delete items from History
    Added: Version numbers in History (moving forward)
    Added: Confirm Install/install and launch when reinstalling
    Added: Automatic Updates (in-app prompt when a new version is available)

    Version 1.0.2.478 (January 27, 2014)
    Added: Confirm history delete
    Added: If invoked, warn of VPN connection if not connected
    Added: Install APKs from Browser, File Manager, etc
    Added: Multiple delete from History
    Added: New BAR and APK installs added to History immediately
    Added: Reinstall multiple from History
    Added: Single tap to install from History
    Added: Tapping or long-pressing a BAR allows it to be opened with SideSwype
    Added: VPN Check when installing from the file picker
    Added: VPN Check when installing multiple from history
    Added: Warning dialog if not connected to VPN when installing from History
    Changed: Installation Cancellation is no longer an option
    Enhanced: Authentication errors now more descriptive
    Enhanced: History retrieval is quicker
    Enhanced: History screen beautified
    Enhanced: History screen now sorted alphabetically
    Enhanced: Rebuilt Help screen
    Enhanced: Rewritten drag-down menu
    Fixed: Blank notifications after successful install
    Fixed: History items are removed even if you cancel the Delete action
    Fixed: History items return if you went back to History without restarting SideSwype
    Fixed: History not dismissing after bar install(s) begin
    Fixed: If the file picker is open and you invoke SideSwype by clicking a BAR or APK, the file picker remains open
    Fixed: Install progress not dismissing after successful install
    Fixed: Multiple delete did not delete the last BAR selected
    Fixed: Success toast contains numbers sometimes
    Fixed: VPN Connection check not finishing before invoked install is allowed
    Fixed: White spaces or blank lines in confirmations
    Last edited by tekneakz; 01-27-14 at 12:20 PM. Reason: 1.0.2.478 Change log
    08-17-13 02:37 PM
  2. roll2tide's Avatar
    Installed it and connected to VPN. Now what? Download a BAR from a site like bb10bars directly to my phone?
    08-17-13 06:31 PM
  3. olaf_d's Avatar
    Yep you can do that, then use SideSwype to install it to your device!
    roll2tide likes this.
    08-17-13 06:53 PM
  4. roll2tide's Avatar
    OK figured it out. 1st app try was CandyCrush. Fail. It doesn't open and the app did not take a credit away. That was from bb10bars.net.
    08-17-13 06:58 PM
  5. olaf_d's Avatar
    If it requires a debug token those won't yet work unless you have the associated debug bar installed to your device. SideSwype can install the debug bar if you have it.
    roll2tide likes this.
    08-17-13 07:02 PM
  6. roll2tide's Avatar
    Thank you. I don't have that BAR. I googled it and it looks like that one is the one where I have to get signing tokens via BB dev site. Is that correct? As someone new to BB10, sideloading, etc....this has been an incredibly trying few days.
    08-17-13 07:13 PM
  7. olaf_d's Avatar
    Correct, you have to get signing keys from the BlackBerry developer site then generate the debug token using the SDK.
    roll2tide likes this.
    08-17-13 08:11 PM
  8. roll2tide's Avatar
    Well I can't figure out the token so I requested someone make me one in another thread. Hopefully, that will be the last piece of my puzzle. Thank you for your help.
    08-17-13 09:40 PM
  9. Peevish's Avatar
    Rawr

    Posted via CB10
    08-17-13 09:43 PM
  10. roll2tide's Avatar
    what is that?
    08-17-13 09:54 PM
  11. roll2tide's Avatar
    Got a token, got it installed. Still fail on every app i sideload with Playbook Manager. Thanks for all your help Tek but I think it's time to admit that BB just isnt going to meet my needs.
    08-17-13 10:33 PM
  12. frendon3279's Avatar
    so do i still need a debug token with this app
    08-17-13 11:24 PM
  13. pol pot's Avatar
    How to install sideswype to my z10? Could I use wifi instead of VPN?

    Posted via cb10
    08-17-13 11:29 PM
  14. olaf_d's Avatar
    so do i still need a debug token with this app
    It depends on the android app or game you're sideloading. Not every one will need the debug token.
    BACK-2-BLACK likes this.
    08-18-13 12:06 PM
  15. olaf_d's Avatar
    How to install sideswype to my z10? Could I use wifi instead of VPN?

    Posted via cb10
    You have to sideload it to begin with, then you can use it to sideload without needing your computer. The VPN is a requirement but will work over WiFi.
    08-18-13 12:07 PM
  16. nnik's Avatar
    I keep getting a connection error, support asked for a screen shot, which they didn't seem to find fault with but I received no reply from them after I told them I was on 10.2.0.1323. I couldn't get it to work on 1047 either, anybody with the same problem?

    Posted via CB10
    08-19-13 03:20 AM
  17. olaf_d's Avatar
    I keep getting a connection error, support asked for a screen shot, which they didn't seem to find fault with but I received no reply from them after I told them I was on 10.2.0.1323. I couldn't get it to work on 1047 either, anybody with the same problem?

    Posted via CB10
    Nik,

    Support has replied to your ticket, we are working to figure out what causes this DNS issue with some users as there is no real common denominator.
    08-19-13 12:14 PM
  18. olaf_d's Avatar
    It's been a while since an update has been released, but here's the latest version of SideSwype, 1.0.2! The change log for this version is as follows:

    Added: Confirm history delete
    Added: If invoked, warn of VPN connection if not connected
    Added: Install APKs from Browser, File Manager, etc
    Added: Multiple delete from History
    Added: New BAR and APK installs added to History immediately
    Added: Reinstall multiple from History
    Added: Single tap to install from History
    Added: Tapping or long-pressing a BAR allows it to be opened with SideSwype
    Added: VPN Check when installing from the file picker
    Added: VPN Check when installing multiple from history
    Added: Warning dialog if not connected to VPN when installing from History
    Changed: Installation Cancellation is no longer an option
    Enhanced: Authentication errors now more descriptive
    Enhanced: History retrieval is quicker
    Enhanced: History screen beautified
    Enhanced: History screen now sorted alphabetically
    Enhanced: Rebuilt Help screen
    Enhanced: Rewritten drag-down menu
    Fixed: Blank notifications after successful install
    Fixed: History items are removed even if you cancel the Delete action
    Fixed: History items return if you went back to History without restarting SideSwype
    Fixed: History not dismissing after bar install(s) begin
    Fixed: If the file picker is open and you invoke SideSwype by clicking a BAR or APK, the file picker remains open
    Fixed: Install progress not dismissing after successful install
    Fixed: Multiple delete did not delete the last BAR selected
    Fixed: Success toast contains numbers sometimes
    Fixed: VPN Connection check not finishing before invoked install is allowed
    Fixed: White spaces or blank lines in confirmations
    01-27-14 12:19 PM

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