Chapter 8. Integrating with the BlackBerry OS

This chapter completes the tour of device integration by looking at various ways to tie into the device at a deeper level. These range from simple tasks, such as assigning attractive icons to your app, to more complex ones, such as providing a programming interface that other developers can use to invoke your app. When complete, you will have mastered most of the significant interfaces available for advanced BlackBerry development.

A Content Handling System

In Chapter 3, I briefly looked at the Content Handler API as a tool for launching media files in the native media player. However, the content handler system provides far more versatility and power than just a media player. This complex yet extremely ...

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