CrackBerry Live: Talking with long-time mobile developer Damian Montero

By Simon Sage on 15 May 2013 01:36 pm EDT
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We took a break from product demos at BlackBerry Live 2013 to chat with Damian Montero, who not only had a hell of a story to tell about his personal journey through mobile development, but was also sporting the best headwear at the show by far.

We got to check out his first smartphone, his busted-up limited edition BlackBerry Z10, and get his general impressions of working on BlackBerry, Damian's a great example of an enthusiastic developer that's getting a ton of support direct from BlackBerry.

Developers, how do your  experiences with BlackBerry line up with Damian's? Be sure to keep an eye on CrackBerry Live - who knows who we'll have on the livestream next?

27 comments

iwasspartacus

Developed by Damian. Spooky.

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cali122

Sorry to write this on this subject but I upgraded to 10.1 and what a surprise, to OS is less smoother than before... also, I saw that Skype in BlackBerry world is an android porting... wtf! STOP with porting, we want native apps!!! BlackBerry OS is luxury compared to android! Why BlackBerry want to pollute his OS with crap porting!!??!

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wasabiGT

This deserves a banning from posting.

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cali122

Liberty of expression... do you know it??

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arfin

Hey tomorrow it will be fine, I felt the same way but once everything is finished synchronizing it seems to speed right up again

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Duffman19

You should read more and complain less. Answer your problems without annoying others

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cali122

Would love to answer the problens... but how?? impossible to get any answers from BlackBerry !

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iwasspartacus

Yeah dude WTF? Spoiling my little 'first ' glow I had.

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camera531

The OS is less smoother than before... Is that English?

imcurved

Of course it is English. If you stayed calm and use your induction reasoning, you could have realized that "less smoother" just means "smooth". "less" and the postfix "-er" cancel each other out. Duh.

camera531

@imcurved you are a master of words

mister_turtle

Man. What happened to his LE!?! That totally sucks.

the_real_mikeyb

How about getting someone on the record who knows something new about the BlackBerry PlayBook?!?

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camera531

They've dropped it completely. Sorry, it happens. Old legacy device...

rngeek

Damian Montero resembles Todd Hoffman from Gold Rush:DiscoveryChannel http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/bios/todd-hoffman.htm

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mattc127

As far as the porting of Android apps. I actually love the fact that I have a Blackberry Z10 and can port apps that haven't made it to BlackBerry yet.. It is a reason why I switched to it from my Windows Phone 8.

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camera531

I agree 100%, AS LONG AS THEY WORK PROPERLY

gordo51

Exactly. If they work well who cares what they are written in.

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Thunderbuck

My Z10 is now rocking Netflix, Skype, and Instagram. They're all working great.

camera531

Great or relatively great? I'm sure they're much more polished on a modern Android phone

HKINDO

If Blackberry respect themselves respect OS 10 ability, respect their fans and respect their customer.. they will stop porting.. or maybe open a different app market for porting.. enough about this.. this post is about DAMIAN not porting..

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rngeek

Agreed MattC127

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theblackotter

Don't feed trolls.

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WhiteSpir1t

Blah Ima sideload my instagram...

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Berryville

Can one of you impressive geeks summarize the differences between android and BlackBerry 10.x? From a development and app standpoint? And maybe also a security standpoint? Or point to something I can read?

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Berryville

Love my Z10, BTW. And an an investor as well.

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140ron

Sort the text zoom..

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