BlackBerry 10 Native SDK update now available via Momentics
Following up on the gold SDK release last month, this release of the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK does not add any net new functionality to thetooling and APIs but rather is a compatibility update to new device software that continues to get built.
The SDKs (both API and tooling) remain gold as of the previous release and RIM have not introduced any new API or tooling changes in this release. However, that being said, they continue to build new versions of the BlackBerry 10 device software that contain various bug fixes and stability improvements.
BlackBerry 10 software is being tested by over 150 carriers around the world and as they provide feedback RIM continue to release software incorporating this feedback.
What this means is that even though the API signatures and tooling are not changing; the underlying device software will go through a continuous improvement cycle. As an app developer you will want to upgrade to the latest software on your BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing device in order to get the latest fixes as well as perform some sanity testing with your app to make sure there are no unexpected issues.
If you are trying to debug your app on the latest and greatest device release, you will want to pick up the latest Native SDK target OS so that you can get the right libraries and symbols for debugging on the latest version of device software that you are working with.
The good news is that you can download the the latest Native SDK target OS via the Update Manager provided as part of the Momentics IDE suite. If you click on Help in the menu bar, you will see an item that says ‘Update Native SDK’.
Once you click on Update Native SDK, you will see a dialog pop up that provides a list of Native SDK targets OS releases you can download. The latest Native SDK target OS as of the time of writing of this article is BlackBerry 10 Native SDK 10.0.9.2318.
You should see this in the list. Select it via the checkbox, click Next and follow the steps to download the latest Native SDK target OS.
As RIM build new iterations of the OS software, they will continue to release these to you via the Update Manager so you can keep up with the most recent versions.