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BlackBerry Java Application Development by Bill Foust

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Chapter 8. Interfacing with Applications

Now that we've covered some of the basics of application development it's time to expand our horizons a bit and look at interfacing with other BlackBerry applications. You can create many great applications that don't do anything more complex than interfacing with the user and storing data. Sometimes though, developing an interesting application means doing something more or something special with the existing applications on the device. When you think about development from this point of view, there are suddenly a lot more applications that can be created than before.

The BlackBerry handhelds come pre-loaded with many great programs to help make a person more productive. While messages may be the most common ...

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