section discusses the process of installing BEIKS applications on
BlackBerry smart phones via the BlackBerry Desktop Manager®
and Application Loader programs installed on a Microsoft Windows®
powered desktop or laptop computers.
Note that many BEIKS applications for BlackBerry are also
available for direct wireless download through the BlackBerry's built-in
web browser from the mobile version of the BEIKS web site
dictionary, phrase book and Bible data files can also be downloaded
wirelessly and stored to the device's media card, and that requires
using BEIKS' BeFTP instead of the built-in browser.
desktop distributives of all BEIKS applications for BlackBerry come as
single Windows executable files, containing the necessary BlackBerry
applications and data as well as a Windows installation wizard aimed at
simplifying the installation process.
To start the installation, all the user needs to do is double-click on
the distributive. This tells Windows that the user wants to execute the
file. Once the BEIKS installation wizard takes control, the user can
usually just follow the on-screen instructions.
of a BlackBerry application via Desktop Manager happens in
BlackBerry application itself is being copied (installed) from the
distributive to the host desktop or laptop computer and registered
with Desktop Manager.
This is pretty much all the installation wizard of the BEIKS
application does for you.
BlackBerry application module(s) get moved from the host computer to
the BlackBerry with the help of the Application Loader program,
which is part of the BlackBerry's Desktop Manager.
This part has to be manually performed by the user after the
successful completion of the first step. The BEIKS distributives
usually contain very detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions
on how to perform this step once the first one is complete.
BlackBerry application can often contain more than one module. For
example, a dictionary would consist of a dictionary reader and one or
more dictionary data files. A talking phrase book would consist of the
phrases application and then one module of language data and one module
for voice data.
BlackBerry Application Loader (part of the Desktop Manager that comes on
a CD with every BlackBerry) is designed to "mirror" the BlackBerry
application modules installed on the host computer and registered with
it with the ones in the actual handheld.
why it is important that you do NOT uninstall the desktop applications
once the modules get successfully transferred to the BlackBerry; upon
next use of Application Loader , it will notice they are missing from
the desktop and will also delete them from the handheld!
BlackBerry's Application Loader presents the user with a list of all
handheld modules it is aware of, letting him choose which ones are
supposed to be mirrored (installed) on the device and which are only
kept on the desktop, eventually for installation to the handheld at a
If you get to the form with the available
application modules in Application Loader and there is
nothing in it, then you are missing a core portion of
your BlackBerry Desktop Manager installation - the
handheld's system files. You will not be able to
install any third-party application until those become
available. For further help, see the troubleshooting section
report any and
all installation troubles you may come across!