|Blackberry Pearl Hacking
||[Apr. 12th, 2007|03:52 pm]
I just bought a Blackberry Pearl yesterday and it arrived today. It doesn't satisfy all my requirements for an ideal phone, but it'll hold me over for awhile until dream phone comes along. Plus it's frickin' small.
How do I develop for this thing?
Java? J2ME? Whatever's fine.
Where's the SDK for Linux and/or Mac? Then how do I get programs onto it? Just download them from the web I guess?
It's J2ME. There's a dev kit on the RIM site with the APIs. It also has a form design development tool that links to web services, which is prett neat and fast to develop with.
You can load apps over the air, or use the sync tools to install them.
2007-04-12 11:24 pm (UTC)
Re: maybe they've changed their ways since the last time i tried.
Why should they care? If they control the signing keys for restricted stuff, isn't more developers a good thing?
I love my Pearl; got it a month ago.
As you'll soon find out, the native IM client that comes with it sucks. I highly recommend JiveTalk Beta.. it does AIM, Y!, Jabber, GTalk, ICQ.
Other recommend downloads are the GMail client, Yahoo! Go, and if you hate the native Blackberry browser, Opera Mini is a great substitution.
I can't find a single LJ Client for it though.. *hint hint*