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Mar 02

Recently I had some connection issues with Blackberry Java apps and started investigating how to solve this in a good manner. Blackberry have a special way of handling different network and transport types and this needs to be handled by your app.

To begin with I just created a HttpConnection with the plain URL. While doing so you leave it up to the Blackberry device to try to use its’ default connection. This will work in some situations, but quite often you will see that some Blackberry devices will fail creating the HttpConnection. The solution I describe in this post will check for available network/transport types and add some properties to the URL depending on these. Typically Blackberry will use parameters like deviceside=true etc.

Since Blackberry and connectivity is not my strongest expertise I started the investigation by posting a question to the Blackberry Java Development forum. To begin with I believed this was a problem with Blackberry OS 7 but I later found that it was a more general problem. The forum at Blackberry really blew me away. In matter of minutes I got very detailed and competent answers to my question. I send my regards and a big thank you to the helpful persons at the Blackberry developer forum.

You can view the post with my question at the forum: Connecting to network (HttpConnection) with BB OS 7 devices

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Nov 23

It is now soon 6 months since I started in a new job as CTO at mBricks and in this post I will explain what we do at mBricks.

Even if I just started in this job for 6 months ago I have a long history with mBricks. I started in mBricks back in 2005 (fresh out of school) and was a part of the core team writing the very first code lines that today is a part of what we call mBricks SDK. I worked there til 2009 and then I decided to widen my horizons and try something else for a while. I am now very pleased to be back in mBricks. The circle is closed :)

mBricks facilities located at Lysaker, Norway in our mother company Teleplans' building

What is mBricks?

mBricks is a software company focusing on mobile applications. We do all kind of consulting within the mobile application area but what we are most proud about is our cross platform solution for developing/building mobile applications. This is what really makes mBricks stand out in the crowd.

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Aug 06

One of my main area of interest is mobility and I read a lot of blogs and news sites to keep my self up to date. In this post I will share some of my favorite blogs and sites about mobility with you. The last 1 1/2 year I have mainly been working with Microsoft technology when it comes to mobility and therefore you will see a majority of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile blogs in this list.

The Windows Team Blog is a good place to start if you want to be updated on what the Windows teams are up to. There are three blogs I often read on this site:

Windows Mobile 6 Developer Blog, Windows Phone Developer Blog and Windows Phone Blog

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