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Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools, Part 3: Building a social-networking application
The most intriguing and powerful phenomenon in the digital age is the impact of social-networking applications on the consumer and business markets. Marketing professionals are changing how they interact with prospective clients, peer groups can easily form, and, as demonstrated in the fall of 2008, social networking can be part of a successful political campaign. Combined with the popularity and power of the BlackBerry platform, you have the makings of a dynamic combination. Part 3 of this "Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools" series explores how the BlackBerry is a great device for writing and deploying social-networking applications.
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Tutorial 17 Mar 2009
Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools, Part 2: Building an RSS reader
In the same way that open source has revolutionized the software development marketplace, the proliferation of alternative news sources has shaken up the traditional news-source monopolies. Today, you can get free news from various Internet sources and from the Internet outlets of the mainstream media. Trekking from one Web site to another to read news stories is possible, but tedious. And what about updates to news stories of interest? Wouldn't it be better if the news of interest is aggregated for your convenience? You can do it with an RSS reader for BlackBerry. Here in Part 2 of this "Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools" series, explore the RSS data-distribution format by creating a BlackBerry RSS reader suitable for taking news wherever you and your BlackBerry go.
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Tutorial 17 Feb 2009
Create BlackBerry applications with open source tools, Part 1: Laying the groundwork
There is perhaps no bigger market-transformational technology than the cell phone. And within that classification of devices, perhaps none more recognizable than the BlackBerry from Research In Motion (RIM). Most people think it is just for business e-mail, but there is untapped potential in that addictive device. Despite being a popular platform, third-party applications are still needed for the BlackBerry platform. There is no better way to bring those applications to fruition than to enable the help from the open source community. Follow along as this tutorial lays the groundwork for an open source data-collection application, upon which an accessible and easy-to-use data-collection service is built.
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Tutorial 19 Aug 2008
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