Using a simulator is one of the easiest and most effective
ways of demonstrating SalesLogix Mobile.One added feature that many people overlook is that these simulators can
be 100% self contained, meaning you can zip them up and run them on a Windows
machine that has never had SalesLogix installed on it. Of course
mobile.saleslogix.com is still available to do an Over The Air (OTA) download
of the SalesLogix Mobile demo software onto a real BlackBerry device, but working
with simulators can be a nice alternative especially if you want to customize SalesLogix Mobile or if you need to show SalesLogix Mobile working on an online meeting.
Steps to building a self contained
customized SalesLogix Mobile Simulator
The only prerequisite is that you have installed
and configured SalesLogix Mobile.
Install SalesLogix Mobile onto your simulator of
Research In Motion provides a number of
simulators if you want something other than one of the simulators provided by
default during the install process.
Synchronize the data and, if applicable, any
customizations you have made.
Test to make sure simulator is working properly.
Make a backup of the entire folder the simulator
is running in (Ex. C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Smartphone
Simulators 4.6.0\184.108.40.206 (9000) )
You are done.The folder that
contains the simulator is now your customized self contained simulator.
Note - I have found that everything runs fine if you remove the Debug and Java folders from the backup of your self contained simulator