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Developing BlackBerry Tablet Applications with Flex 4.5 by Rich Tretola

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Chapter 3. Permissions and Configuration Settings

When creating a BlackBerry Tablet application, it is necessary to select the permissions that your application will require to operate. This chapter also covers several other configuration settings that are unique to BlackBerry Tablet applications.

Permissions

The AIR 2.6 release includes the permission options outlined in the following list; they can be selected within the new Flex Mobile project interface of Flash Builder 4.5 (see Figure 3-1). Figure 3-2 shows the warning the user will see when installing an application with permission requests.

access_shared

Read and write files that are shared between all applications run by the current user.

record_audio

Access the audio stream from the microphone.

read_geolocation

Read the current location of the device.

use_camera

Access the data coming from of cameras.

access_internet

Use a WiFi, wired, or other connection to a destination that is not local.

play_audio

Play an audio stream.

post_notification

Post a notification to the Notifications area of the screen. Note: At the time of this writing, this API has not yet been documented by RIM.

set_audio_volume

Change the volume of an audio stream being played. Note: At the time of this writing, this API has not yet been documented by RIM.

access_bbid_pii

Access the BBID user’s personally identifiable information. Note: At the time of this writing, this API has not yet been documented by RIM.

access_bbid_authenticate

Authenticate the user to an external system. ...

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