|Session Name||What You Need to Know About Porting Games to BlackBerry|
|Track / Format||Game Design|
The BlackBerry Application Platform, centered around compelling mobile applications, creates a world of opportunity for the entire ecosystem, including developers, content providers, advertisers, IT administrators, and people using mobile applications. Flexible development tools and application distribution options with over 36 million active BlackBerry smartphone users makes it easy for everyone to benefit from mobile applications. Join the BlackBerry Developer Program today at blackberry.com/developers
So you've already written a mobile game, BlackBerry is just another port, right? Wrong. Well, at least not if you're planning on getting any good reviews, anyway. This session will be focused on the user experience that end-users have come to expect from BlackBerry smartphones. It will explore the implications of background processing, device interaction models, screen resolutions, touch screens, and physical device keys. It will also contrast the two development options available on BlackBerry: MIDP and BlackBerry Java applications.