The BlackBerry Adafruit

BlackBerry Flora

So far I have talked about a smart watch and band, two items that are fairly straight forward on their functionality and how they are used. The other side of smart wearables are those with flexible usability. This market, as far as I can tell, is mainly in the DIY segment.  Being mostly DIY makes it hard to sell to the mass consumers, as it is not simple to put a finger on what it is or what the use would be for more than the individual who created that one item for their specific use.  Luckily, there is room for standardization of Continue reading The BlackBerry Adafruit

The BlackBerry Nabu

smartbands

I recently posted a wish of mine, BlackBerry getting a smart watch by purchasing Kairos and making it their own. But, I don’t think BlackBerry should just stop at watches. I believe that they should have all sorts of smart wearables. The Kairos watch also has the option of providing a smart band, which makes any watch a smart watch. It also does health monitoring, which brings me to the Razer Nabu. Razer provides gaming systems and peripherals, so they aren’t new to the tech community.  So, unlike Kairos, they probably won’t make or break on a wearable.  But, getting into Continue reading The BlackBerry Nabu

The BlackBerry Kairos Smartwatch

BlackBerry Kairos

As I have stated before, I am okay with the whole smart watch concept, but I believe that most smart watches are going down the wrong path in their implementation. I don’t believe a smart watch should be a complete replacement for your smart phone. I believe that it should complement the phone and also do its main function; tell time.  Also, I am a big fan of keeping BlackBerry around and helping them thrive and grow into different areas.  My support isn’t solely based on my app building, but in my strong belief that innovation only really happens when their Continue reading The BlackBerry Kairos Smartwatch

A graphical difference in releases

Meetup for BB Releases

 I did the 4.2.4 release for Meetup for BlackBerry 10, I didn’t receive the notification email that there was an update to the app.  I think I even waited a day or so before doing the update myself, which was available when I went to myApps in BlackBerry App World.  This wasn’t the first time that I did a release and the notification didn’t go through to the phone.  In the last release, I got the review approval from BlackBerry and then the update notice within 12 hours.  The approval came after 10 pm and by the next morning I Continue reading A graphical difference in releases

Meetup for BlackBerry 10 releases – 1.2.3 thru 4.2.5

Meetup for BB10 product screen

This is my second update this month for Meetup for BlackBerry 10.  At the beginning of the month (May 4th), I relased 4.2.4 which were some quick fixes to solve an issue with the latest version of BB10 and the HTML content. Apparently, at some point after 10.2 release, the Dark Theme and HTML content in a Rich Text editor start publishing white text on white background.  This made reading Event and Group descriptions useless.  The only fix was to remove the Dark Theme.  Also, I hadn’t completely revamped my application look based on the change to my logo in Continue reading Meetup for BlackBerry 10 releases – 1.2.3 thru 4.2.5

Built for BlackBerry

Just because you build an app to run on a BlackBerry device, doesn’t mean that it is Built for BlackBerry. There are guidelines for what is considered Built for BlackBerry. And after you think you have done your best to meet those guidelines, you have to submit your app to be scrutinized by someone from BlackBerry to determine if you did meet those guidelines. On top of that, you only get a limited number of tries to get the app passed. Built for BlackBerry. The signature BlackBerry 10 experience. Built to keep you moving, apps and games with the Built Continue reading Built for BlackBerry