Over the course of UManitoba’s development I have been asked why there isn’t a version for Blackberry.
Blackberry development has proven to be a significant challenge on many levels. The principal reason for the delay of the UManitoba app for Blackberry OS 6/7 was because the app was so slow in testing that is was virtually unusable. We couldn’t release it.
With limited time, resources, a long “todo” list, a long list of challenges developing for the blackberry platform we chose to delay the release of the UManitoba app for Blackberry.
We have simply delayed the release. We understand our community dynamics with regards to devices used on Campus. The decision to delay the release was NOT an easy one but user experience is critical to the success of the UManitoba app and current iterations of the app for Blackberry are simply unacceptable.
We are reviewing our options to address this challenge and we hope that we’ll have a viable solution in the near future that will allow us to provide a Blackberry version sometime near the end of 2012.