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Old 05-14-2007, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Password Keeper what UI widget does that use for input flds
I was asking about a better ui tool kit w/o the effort of the canvas/screen but with features of the low level apis
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J2ME Polish
funny I just found that on the weekend it realy does look like a nice solution
you can work the high level lcdui yet get the low level keypress events as an example plus you get high level tabbed interfaces , themes & yet they may have found the sweet spot to be x-platform

any feed back on this or other adv ui's with high level featues like this but with low level control


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Old 05-15-2007, 03:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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J2ME Polish would be useful if your were developing across many different types of j2me handhelds and didn't want to invest the resources/time in a 'proper' native blackberry app. You can integrate the build process with netbeans/eclipse and if set up correctly (i remember it was all resource file and xml driven) you can develop for normal mobiles of all types and blackberry and abstract a lot of the pain away.

but i don't believe this is going to get the best results for a blackberry application - users want continuity of experience, the refreshing thing about blackberry is that all professional applications share a common interface, there's little learning curve for the user with a new application as the ui behaves as expected across all apps.

if you have the time i'd always suggest doing a full port to the native blackberry ui components - they might look a little plain but they've been properly thought out and don't suffer from the frustration you get when dealing with a slightly sluggish custum ui.
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