Chapter 3. Media Playback

Modern mobile phones offer the chance to deliver high-quality media experiences. People have founded entire companies to provide personal television delivery, radio station rebroadcast, or similar repackaging of media. In many other applications, you can use media to enhance the features of your app. You might add background music to your game, a tutorial video to a productivity app, or a slideshow mode to a real estate app.

You must rely on your own judgment to decide whether media fits into your app, and, if so, to select the appropriate content. Once the time comes to actually present the media, BlackBerry devices offer a set of APIs for locating and playing that content. As with media capture, you can choose between ...

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