Android Developers can Eliminate the Back-Bar in 10.2.1 Apps

Android developers transitioning their apps to BlackBerry 10 will have the ability to eliminate the back-bar entirely (on a per-app basis) in OS 10.2.1.

It’s quite simple actually. All that is required is the addition of a small configuration file during the repackaging process.

<?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”utf-8”?>
    <overridenavbar />

When and where you should add this file is important, so let’s walk through it together.

  1. Convert your APK using blackberry-apkpackager.
  2. Open the BAR file for editing using the utility of your choice.
  3. Place the android.cfg file inside
  4. Save your changes back.
  5. Sign the BAR using blackberry-signer.
  6. Deploy

Remember that the additional configuration file will only take effect on operating systems 10.2.1 and greater.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]Via

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