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9. Application Development > 100. Ensure Your App Is Placed First on the Home S...

Ensure Your App Is Placed First on the Home Screen

Make sure your program icon gets prominent placement on the Home screen after installation.

To increase the user-friendliness of your application, it’s best to have your application highly visible after the installation, whether it’s a desktop install or browser (OTA) installation. Ideally, you will have the application icon be the first icon on the BlackBerry Home screen (also known as the Main Ribbon). This commonly sought after solution and is easily overlooked in both the documentation and RIM BlackBerry JDE.

Set the Icon Position

Open your project in the BlackBerry Java Development Environment, and then right-click on it and select Properties from the context menu. Click on the Application tab and look for the label called Ribbon Position—by default, this is checked and no icon position is specified (see Figure 9-13). Uncheck the checkbox and specify the position where you want the icon. A 1 indicates position one.


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