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Chapter 9
Getting Started with BlackBerry

What’s in this Chapter?
History of BlackBerry
Getting a BlackBerry development setup
Creating mobile apps with BlackBerry for Java
Creating mobile apps with Web Works
Implementing the Derby App

The BlackBerry Craze
BlackBerry Devices
BlackBerry Desktop Software
Which BlackBerry OS Version to Develop For
Who Is Using the Application?
Lowest Common Denominator
Multiple Builds
Screen Resolutions

Getting the Tools You Need
BlackBerry Developer Program
BlackBerry Partner
Code Signing Keys
Installing the Signing Keys
BlackBerry Java Development Environment
BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse
Anatomy of a Java BlackBerry App
The BlackBerry Simulator

Hello World App
Create the Project
Create the User Interface
Wiring Up the Controls
Running in the Simulator
Basic UI
Java Micro Edition

Implementing the Derby App with BlackBerry for Java
User Interface
Building the Toolbar
Getting the Vixens Roster
Getting the Roster
Team Names
BlackBerry Eclipse Specifics
Installing Signing Keys

BlackBerry Development with WebWorks
WebWorks SDK
Anatomy of a BlackBerry WebWorks Project

Implementing the Derby App with WebWorks
User Interface
Getting the Roster
Appending the Roster Data to the Unordered List
Team Names
Installing Signing Keys from the Command Line

Offline Storage
BlackBerry WebWorks
BlackBerry Java
Location Services
BlackBerry WebWorks
BlackBerry Java
BlackBerry Distribution

BlackBerry Java and WebWorks both offer unique and compelling reasons for using them, with both having upsides and downsides.
RIM is innovating and changing how development is performed, which again is extremely frustrating to developers
With BlackBerry losing market share at an alarming rate, it’s important that you do not dive right into creating a BlackBerry app without ensuring that it is the best business decision.
An app aimed at state government or education may be a great fit for BlackBerry.
As with all platforms, don’t just develop for the platform because everyone else is doing it.

Chapter 10
Getting Started with Appcelerator Titanium

What’s in this Chapter?
Appcelerator Titanium was released in December 2008, and has been steadily growing in functionality since its release.
Starting with its Titanium Developer product, Appcelerator provided a single-point interface to run applications.
As features were added to the Native iOS SDK, Titanium released a new, major revision, and each minor version included bug fixes and code to bring parity between Android and iOS.

Why Use Titanium?
The primary development languages for Titanium are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
The compile process generates iOS and Android source code, as well as a distributable binary, respective to each platform.
By leveraging the Titanium framework developers are provided a single way to create all of their UI, transparent to the native codebase.

Who is Using Titanium?
NBC, GetGlue,
Appcelerator keeps track of its user base through the login contained within the IDE
When creating projects in Titanium Studio, your login name is registered with your project’s App Id, so Appcelerator understands how many apps you are developing
Appcelerator makes sure to let all the developers know when new features and versions are being released
Every quarter, Appcelerator, along with IDC (an IT market analysis and research firm), release their mobile developer analytics report from information gathered from developer surveys

Getting the Tools You Need
Installing Titanium Studio
Downloading the Kitchen Sink
Project Structure
Titanium Basics
Creating User interfaces
Basic UI Elements in Titanium
Basic UI View Elements in Titanium

Getting the Tools You Need
Basic UI Data/Layout Elements in Titanium
Connecting Titanium to the Markets
Versioning Your App

Building the Derby App in Titanium
Navigation (Back Stack) and Tab Groups
Modal Forms
Offline Storage
Isolated Storage

Building the Derby App in Titanium
Preferences and Settings
Web Service
JSON Is Your Friend

Titanium is not a magic bullet. It is a solid framework for developing a single codebase to deploy to multiple platforms.
Titanium allows developers to use a language they are more familiar with to create apps in a domain outside of their knowledge.
Titanium is not an exact match to native languages. Not all features of the mobile platforms are exposed (or can necessarily be exposed) in its API.
With the addition of Titanium Studio, developing in the framework has grown by leaps and bounds.
The team at Appcelerator works to pack as much functionality into their framework as possible.
Titanium is an excellent tool to learn mobile device programming, and for many projects can provide the necessary functionality to deliver a finished product.

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