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Old 04-30-2009, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to BlackBerry application development. It would be really helpful if any of you can answer my questions:

1. The GUI of the application tested on one model is guaranteed to work on other models too in the similar manner? If the screen dimensions of the models change, can the application work seamlessly without any change?

2. Do features other than GUI such as WiFi, Bluetooth etc used by the application work seamlessly across all devices - can I just test on once device and be rest assured that it will work on other devices as well without code change?

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Old 04-30-2009, 07:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. There are large differences in screen size between the various devices. You need to take that into consideration when designing your app. This is why there are dozens of simulators - you need to test your app on all of the various screens.

2. You say "seamlessly across all devices" - the answer is no. All devices do not have all of the features Some have BT, some don't. Some have WiFi, some don't.

Now, you also say "etc" - what other features do you need? Ask specific questions, because there is no "etc" when dealing with BB API's.

One other comment - you also need to be very cognizant of the network issues from carrier to carrier. If you need HTTP or sockets, this will be your biggest pain.

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Thanks for your reply.

When I mean "seamless across devices", what I mean is that if an application using WiFi works fine on one device, does it work same way on another device with WiFi?
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