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Old 06-24-2005, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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With the Blackberry or mobile phone for that matter.

The weekend is rolling along and me and one of my best friends are going to try to hash out our own hello world example Ok, don't laugh. I don't know it's going to be purdy, but you have to start somewhere!

So what have you all done on the Blackberry or what's your brightest moment in making stuff for this addictive piece of hardware? Any examples of heroic stories of code?

Let's hear them.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am building an app right now that does this...

on web server: activex dll that connects via odbc to a pervasive sql database (aweful crap), accepts http queries and returns xml data sets.

on blackberry: stores user credentials, makes http connection to server to request data from app. based on the returned xml, parses and automatically generates form to display returned information. some of the xml tags specify the data as editable, otherwise it's read only. once the data has been changed, it all gets flipped back to xml and pushed back to the server.

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I am building an app right now that does this...

on web server: activex dll that connects via odbc to a pervasive sql database (aweful crap), accepts http queries and returns xml data sets.

on blackberry: stores user credentials, makes http connection to server to request data from app. based on the returned xml, parses and automatically generates form to display returned information. some of the xml tags specify the data as editable, otherwise it's read only. once the data has been changed, it all gets flipped back to xml and pushed back to the server.

cd.
corey@12mile, you sound like the uber BB geek in these parts
Man, sounds exciting. I'm trying to get some stuff to work and doing a lot of reading. I hope to at least get a simple app going so I get sense of what can be done.

Thanks for replying to the post. That was cool.
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This weekend, I'm going to try to post to a simple database using the bb as the entry point. Something like a simple connection to a Web page. See how it goes!
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I am doing lots of really cool stuff. Been lurking here for a while ... but have been writing apps for a while on other platforms. This has mainly been lowlevel cellphone and PalmOS development, and with J2EE server side apps with thin client (HTML/WAP) and dedicated (C/Java based) clients. Bringing some of that experience to the BB world.

I have some great software on the way, but am keeping my head down until:
1. I get incorporated.
2. Have my website up and running for support/download.
3. Establish branding.

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TokenUser,

This is gonna be where I place my hat for a while. Some great advice and just plain excitement about BB goin' on here.

Well...here's my weekend and I'm going to try something out

Have a great weekend everyone.
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As a RIM Systems Integration partner, we've done a bunch of interesting apps:

1 - Mobile field force automation. Integrates with the clients legacy system, "sees" new/modified work orders, pushes them to the BlackBerry. On the handheld, users update work orders, record parts used, enter time sheets, etc.

2 - Phone directory. Looks/acts like the BlackBerry contact app but integrates with client's Domino database. Users can add/change/delete contacts from the BlackBerry.

3 - Mobile sales force automation. Working on this now. The app gets data from the client's AS/400 out to the sales force.

Holler if you got some questions.

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As a RIM Systems Integration partner, we've done a bunch of interesting apps:

1 - Mobile field force automation. Integrates with the clients legacy system, "sees" new/modified work orders, pushes them to the BlackBerry. On the handheld, users update work orders, record parts used, enter time sheets, etc.

2 - Phone directory. Looks/acts like the BlackBerry contact app but integrates with client's Domino database. Users can add/change/delete contacts from the BlackBerry.

3 - Mobile sales force automation. Working on this now. The app gets data from the client's AS/400 out to the sales force.

Holler if you got some questions.

-- Aric
My head is spinning after reading that! Some exciting stuff here. I just finished getting the JDE installed on my test machine. Lots to read.

I'll let you guys know how I do. If it works or doesn't I'll try and post it. All can maybe learn from my attempts.
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Hi all,
Exciting to read this post...
I am a newbee and lot and lots of reading to do before i can say i have done some apps on BB.
So far I have managed to get a evaluation copy of BSE and in process of installation.
Hoping to have a j2me client doing http interactions with a server..
long way to go ...

It would help all of use newbees here if someone can post some sample workign projects.. these can help us ease our pains and decrease our learning curve

GREAAAAT FORUM
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screen scraping around a bug in the 3.7 API. wheeee.
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Hi all,
Exciting to read this post...
I am a newbee and lot and lots of reading to do before i can say i have done some apps on BB.
So far I have managed to get a evaluation copy of BSE and in process of installation.
Hoping to have a j2me client doing http interactions with a server..
long way to go ...

It would help all of use newbees here if someone can post some sample workign projects.. these can help us ease our pains and decrease our learning curve

GREAAAAT FORUM
I hope to post more of my bb adventures in the next few days. I am just learning a bit about form submits. There is a lot of info on the Web. Mark Rejohn's links were very good. You all should check it out. That's where I'm learning my J2ME.
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Question BB generated XML

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I am building an app right now that does this...

on web server: activex dll that connects via odbc to a pervasive sql database (aweful crap), accepts http queries and returns xml data sets.

on blackberry: stores user credentials, makes http connection to server to request data from app. based on the returned xml, parses and automatically generates form to display returned information. some of the xml tags specify the data as editable, otherwise it's read only. once the data has been changed, it all gets flipped back to xml and pushed back to the server.

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Corey,

Did you ever get the XML working back to the host/server? I'm trying to generate XML on the BB and finding documentation is pretty much non-existent. Care to share what you've learned/uncovered?

Thanks,
fbrimm
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