Painter – My First App

BlackBerry World Painter

Painter was my first project that got me into application development and is currently available in Blackberry World for all BB10 devices (as of the latest release). The application lets users load a picture onto a canvas and then draw on it with any color they wish (basically it’s like MSPaint). Conceptually, Painter is very simple – You load a picture and layered on top of that picture is a webpage with a transparent background. However, I did face several challenges and I wouldn’t have even released the application if it wasn’t for the support I received from another developer. Continue reading Painter – My First App

Meetup for BlackBerry 10 release 1.2.0

I have done a minor/mid release (1.2.0 / 4.2.0) for the Meetup app. I updated the build OS to 10.2. I figured at this point, everyone should have updated their device to 10.2.1. Another push for updating to 10.2, is that BlackBerry has already announced 10.3 and provided beta simulators, so that developers could get started updating their apps or building new apps with the new features. I don’t plan on pushing out a 10.3 version until I feel that the majority of my users have upgrade. One of the reasons I wanted to go to 10.2 is the addition Continue reading Meetup for BlackBerry 10 release 1.2.0

CubiX Review

Cubix on BBW

As a member of an app developer group, you have the opportunity to hear of an app that you might not find looking in an app store. I usually try to help test the apps from the Baby Steps: BB Dev group before they get to the app world, but I didn’t have the time during this app’s development. Now that it is launched, I took the time to download it and give it a look. CubiX is a side scrolling time touch game. In other words, a game that requires the user to touch the screen at the right Continue reading CubiX Review

Meetup for BlackBerry 10 release 1.1.3

Event Chat

I just got the update 1.1.3 for my Meetup for BlackBerry 10 app in BlackBerry World. I didn’t put in all the changes that I wanted to, mostly because of issues that came up while I was making the upgrade. Beyond my computer having problems, Meetup had a DDoS attack, which brought the app down for over a week. Unfortunately for my app reviews, a few people downloaded the app during that time and couldn’t get the app working. Because of that, I decided to release the app with what I had changed and then start another version with some Continue reading Meetup for BlackBerry 10 release 1.1.3

Fly FLy Up Testing and Review

FlyFly Up BlackBerry World

As part of being a developer you end up spending some time in developer forums. Usually those forums are part of the official site for the development tool or application. But, sometimes you end up in a fan forum that happens to have a developer forum of its own, like the one on CrackBerry.com. And sometimes when you want to find an active group of new developers, you end up in a BBM Group for new developers called Baby Steps: BB Dev. Well, that’s where I found myself when a user named Tom asked for some help. Tom was dipping Continue reading Fly FLy Up Testing and Review

Painter Help And Review

BlackBerry World Painter

A little while ago, a guy named Joe gave me some help creating a Chat Style ListView.  While I was working on my app, he was working on his app called Painter. Joe is still making updates to the app, but it is a great app already. You are given the option of brush size, opacity and color. There are also eraser options for when you want to clear something.  For basic doodles, this would be fine. But, you can also load an image to make your doodles on top of. Of course, with the opacity option, it makes it Continue reading Painter Help And Review