BlackBerry Business Application Development is necessary nowadays because most of the users of BlackBerry hail from the corporate world and BlackBerry have become a status symbol among the middle as well as senior level management of most of the business houses.
If you want to build and market a BlackBerry application for business following are the 8 steps to be followed.
Step 1: Getting used to the Black Berry Platform
The developer needs to be first accustomed to the BlackBerry platform which is based on Java. The BlackBerry platform facilitates the developers with 2 SDK alternatives. The first option is APIs that are specific to BlackBerry while the other is MIDP/CLDC. The former option offers higher flexibility and allows free download of BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE). The JDE has an inbuilt simulator so that you do not need another Blackberry handset to test the applications and resolve the issues if any. The developer needs to firs download the JDE and get used to the BlackBerry platform by crating simple application.
Step 2: Conceptualization
The success of any BlackBerry application depends mainly on the concept. The concept should be unique and business oriented. Initially you may find that the BlackBerry platform is not co-operative but later on with practice you will find that the applications can be presented in one the best ways though the Black Berry application development process.
Step 3: User Interface (UI)
The User Interface (UI) should be as simple as possible and at the same time appealing to the user. It should not look over-crowded with stuffing of information. One needs to remember that the BlackBerry Operating System is business oriented. One look of the application should be sufficient for understanding the functionality and the availability of options in the application. One way to …» Read more