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View Poll Results: How much would pay for a service for custom web shortcuts?
Nothing, nice idea but not worth paying for 26 63.41%
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I have received so many useful tips, tricks and apps from this site I thought I would give back. With my limited knowledge of coding for BlackBerry I did learn how to create web shortcut icons so users can select them directly from their icon list (aka ribbon bar) and it can invoke a predetermined browser instead of the default browser like the great app that exists and is available on the forums called Web Shortcuts by Jonathan Fisher.

To this end, I am offering to create web shortcuts that will reside on your BlackBerry icon list for the first 15 requests that are posted in this thread. There are not strings attached to the icons, I just want to give back to the community and see how much interest there is in this type of service as well. Below is information that I need to make the icon and have it function appropriately. I will then create the .jad, .alx and .cod file and post them in a zip file in this thread so they will be publicly available so I recommend not requesting anything to an Intranet site because it could expose information about your organization that you would not want exposed through the URL provided.

Here is what I need to create the icon:
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Icon Title (this will be what is displayed at the bottom of the screen when you scroll over the icon on the icon list)
e.g. Google Shortcut

URL (this is the web address that you want the icon to direct the browser to when selected):
e.g. http://www.google.com

Browser (which browser do you want to use? Options are Default, Internet (BIS), BlackBerry (BES), Wi-Fi, WAP):
e.g. Internet Browser

Attach a 32x32 picture for the icon. If no icon is attached I will use a default browser icon of my choosing.
All requests must be made in this thread!!! I will not accept any requests via PM and will ignore any requests via PM at this point.

Please also vote on the Poll at the top of this thread as well.

The Custom Web Shortcut will only work on OS 4.2.1 and above. OS version less than 4.2.1 will not be supported.

You can see an example of a web shortcut icon I have created in the following thread:

Hotspot Login Ribbon Bar Icon

Please allow 1 - 2 business days for the icon to be posted. It may be sooner but no promises.

Notes and Disclaimers:
I reserve the right to reject any requests for any reason or terminate this offer at any time. I am not responsible for the URL provided and/or the copyright on any images provided. The responsibility of obtaining proper copyright reproduction authorization is the responsibility of the individual requesting the icon. I am not responsible for the use and/or any results of using the icon provided.

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Old 07-14-2008, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Won't they each need code-signing, or are you providing that as well?

Nice offer!
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Very nice offer
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I am providing that as well. I paid for a key for my own use anyway.
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very cool... you are gonna fill a void here, I have a feeling.
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BBB WAP

http://wap.blackberryboards.com

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Can I reserve a request. I will have the .png within an hour or two?
Nick and others,

Please post the request with as much information as possible, I will likely not be able to build and distribute these immediately anyhow so if you post it and update it later with the missing information that should be sufficient. It may be 24 to 48 hours before I am able to produce the files and post them here.

Any changes please post in the original post by Editing not creating a new post and make a note that the post has been changed in the post itself and Bold it so it stands out.

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I enclosed two icons.
can you create for Internet Browser:

m.myspace.com
orb.com

tia
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Why not write a program that runs on the BlackBerry that creates the shortcut? Start it and it runs a wizard that asks the needed info - Icon Name, URL, Icon picture (from either a local file or URL) - and then compiles it into a COD which is then installed - with the name and icon built in.

Now THAT would be worth a few bucks!
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Why not write a program that runs on the BlackBerry that creates the shortcut? Start it and it runs a wizard that asks the needed info - Icon Name, URL, Icon picture (from either a local file or URL) - and then compiles it into a COD which is then installed - with the name and icon built in.

Now THAT would be worth a few bucks!
That wouldn't be too bad cause then you could change it if you wanted to later on
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Wirelessly posted

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Why not write a program that runs on the BlackBerry that creates the shortcut? Start it and it runs a wizard that asks the needed info - Icon Name, URL, Icon picture (from either a local file or URL) - and then compiles it into a COD which is then installed - with the name and icon built in.

Now THAT would be worth a few bucks!
The issue with this is that calls to the browser needs to be signed which can not be automated as it requires a password to be entered to sign the key. Jonathan Fisher makes a basic web shortcuts app but it always uses the default browser.
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Got it, I should have it posted in the next day or two!!!
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I enclosed two icons.
can you create for Internet Browser:

m.myspace.com
orb.com

tia
Got it, 12 requests left!!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ESPN - MLB Baseball Scores, Pro Baseball Scores, Major League Baseball Scoreboard and Results

I'm not sure if the mobile site is any different, just the link to the straight MLB sports scores instead of having to click through ESPN.

I'm sure this would be wanted by more than just I, so although I'm not a huge user of shortcuts, I figured other people would appreciate this one - would probably also like the link to the football scores once that starts up.
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Man, here is my choice...

Quote:
Icon Title: Knol.cl

URL: http://www.knol.cl/

Browser: Default
32x32 png icon in zip file

Thank you very much!
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I enclosed two icons.
can you create for Internet Browser:

m.myspace.com
orb.com

tia
I would enjoy a Orb shortcut too.
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Would you be abe to make me a youtube.ca shortcut?
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I have a request:

Lifehacker: Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done (automatically detects the mobile browser).

Icon attached. Thanks!

I would also like to see Netvibes...
Netvibes mobile login

and Toodledo...
Toodledo :: A to-do list to organize your tasks

and maybe Flickr...
Welcome to Flickr!

Just in case you don't get enough custom icon requests!




p.s. -- all the icons I uploaded are looking very odd to me -- like they have a "Y" pasted on top of them. Not sure why. I will try from another browser and maybe re-upload them.
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Sorry, couldn't get them to display correctly -- so here is a link to the custom icons for the sites above (plus m.facebook.com). The posting above was also edited to include a zip file with all six icons in it.

5 Distractions

Can't wait to see the results -- I'd love Lifehacker most of all, but if you need more ideas feel free to use any of the others

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id love a HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The World’s Cellular Repair Center shortcut link Ill get the file here tomorrow. Thank you so much
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