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Building Business Apps with the BlackBerry Browser

As a BlackBerry developer, it makes sense that a majority -- if not all -- of the apps you create are business applications. That's not likely to change in the near future. Fortunately, though, there are some great tools available to make your job easier.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Building Business Apps with the BlackBerry Browser
  2. Making the Most of the Platform
  3. New BlackBerry Browser Enhancements with Eclipse
By: Joe eitel
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August 18, 2009

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Historically, BlackBerry devices have been marketed as business tools geared toward working professionals. Though some minor things have changed, such as the appearance of BlackBerry's App World , which features a wide array of games for BlackBerry devices, it seems impossible to deny the fact that BlackBerries will forever be tied to the business world.

Building business apps using the BlackBerry browser has never been easier, as the architecture is simplistic and straightforward. The BlackBerry browser is a Java ME application, and according to Research in Motion, this is the operating system that has been a part of the company’s technology for almost ten years. As we all know, technology moves quickly, and many changes have been made to the browser over the past decade, but at its core, it is the same.

If you’ve been a BlackBerry developer for a while now, you already understand this. But for those of you who are new to the world of creating business applications for BlackBerry, it’s important to understand that BlackBerry’s latest browser (version v4.6) supports loads of markups and web 2.0 functions.

Why Build Business Apps with the BlackBerry Browser?

If you’re new to business application development for BlackBerry, the BlackBerry browser is the perfect place to start. Research in Motion, BlackBerry’s owner, works diligently to ensure that all developers who are new to the BlackBerry platform are able to start creating business applications immediately using the skills they already have. Essentially, the tools have been tailored to make it easy for new users to pick up without sacrificing any functionality.

Now for those of you who are already familiar with the platform, it also offers you powerful development potential. The BlackBerry Browser will enable your users to access business applications quickly and easily using BlackBerry’s web infrastructure.



 
 
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