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Old 07-20-2009, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need help with maps and cusom themes

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Hello, I'm new to the BB development and I would like to use something like google maps for my application. Could somebody give me a tip, what's best for using, good looking, but correctly working?

I also need to use some custom buttons and other UI stuff. Is there a theme for a program or something like that?

And one more question: I'm using an xml file, which I'm reading from the url online. For doing this I need the phone to be connected to the internet (I use simulator, so there must be an additional module running). Is there a way to connect the phone to the internet programmaticaly? I would like that rather than only printing a message: "Please connect your phone to the internet, or else I have no data to display ". :D

Thank you for all answers and links.
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I would start by downloading the JDE and the docs and doing some reading, and working with the sample code.

Follow this link for developer tools, videos on development topics, etc.

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To develop themes (which includes all of your UI stuff) you need "Plazmic Theme Builder". Just google it; the latest version is 4.7. Any issues with it, then post in the "Media Center" forum however I doubt you will encounter many problems.
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I would start by downloading the JDE and the docs and doing some reading, and working with the sample code.

Follow this link for developer tools, videos on development topics, etc.
I already started coding and I know some basic things that I need from the samples (in the JDE). But I will look at the site, thank you.


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To develop themes (which includes all of your UI stuff) you need "Plazmic Theme Builder". Just google it; the latest version is 4.7. Any issues with it, then post in the "Media Center" forum however I doubt you will encounter many problems.
Isn't the Plazmic Theme Builder for developing themes for the device operating system? I need a theme for my custom application, not for the whole device.
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The OS theme usually controls elements in an app. I believe you would have to program the theme into the app which you would do in the JDK; however I am no expert on the subject.
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