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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) contain a collection of problems and questions with solutions and answers to topics around BlackBerry.

What is the best approach to build an app for BlackBerry?

  • prototyping is usually easiest with html5, and using webworks to make that into a compiled app is a simple next step.
  • If you are building for both Smartphones and Playbooks, Webworks/html 5 is the easiest approach. An app built with webworks can be recompiled for both platforms with minimal changes.
  • If you are building for the Smartphone only, check out SAP SUP (especially if you already own it!).
  • If your requirements point you towards native development (java on the smartphone, C/C++ on playbook) then have a look details on the BlackBerry site (
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