Packaging, Installing, and Launching Apps

Before you can install an app on your target, you must first package it.

Packaging is the process of creating a compressed archive of all the files that comprise your app. The tools you use will differ, depending on the type of app you're packaging.

For any type of app, you need to specify:

You then run the approprate packaging tool, which produces the final BAR (BlackBerry ARchive) file (.bar) that you'll install on your target. Note that the format of a BAR file is essentially RAR, so you can use an extractor tool such as WinRAR to view the contents of any .bar file.

When your app is packaged as a .bar file, you copy it to your target, where you can install and launch it.