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Linux port of the new webworks 2.0.0.54 beta now available

BlackBerry just released the new webworks sdk 2.0.0.54 beta and I always try to get it working on linux as fast as I can. The new sdk is a major change from the earlier versions of the sdk. Previously it was based on pure html5 and now it is based off the Apache cordova project. Getting this to work on Linux was quite a challenge but I have now got the sdk running on linux but it needs testing. Think of this as a beta of the sdk beta. We need BlackBerry developers to be able to use Linux, so feedback is crucial.…

WebWorks SDK 2.0 Beta Released for Developers

The BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.0 Beta is now available for developers. There are two main themes for this release: alignment with Apache Cordova, and the delivery of a new GUI interface for common developer workflow tasks. Apache Cordova This release of WebWorks is completely built on top of the Apache Cordova engine. In essence, WebWorks is a distribution of Cordova with a number of custom enhancements focusing on improving the developer experience. WebWorks automatically includes all of the Apache Cordova core APIs,…

BlackBerry Jam Direct Event on December 4th to Focus on BlackBerry Runtime for Android

BlackBerry cancelled Jam Europe 2014 which disappointed a lot of BlackBerry developers. Many have been waiting with interest to see what path BlackBerry would take with both online and offline events. Sadly, it appears that BlackBerry have just given up on native apps as the first online event will concentrate on the Android Runtime. This event is designed to help Android developers understand how the BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps 10.2.1 release supports development efforts and helps you get Android apps in…

Strategy Analytics: Developers Back Windows Phone

Strategy Analytics Developer Survey, fielded in September 2013, polled over 1,600 active mobile app developers. Over 32 percent indicated they would support Windows Phone next year, double the 16 percent which created apps for the Microsoft platform in 2013. HTML5 and Firefox also fared well. David MacQueen, Executive Director, Apps and Media Research, said "Naturally Android and iOS were the top platforms, with 84 percent and 68 percent respectively of developers targeting those platforms. That's primarily down to…

BlackBerry World 4.3 changes for Developers

BlackBerry World 4.3 changes the BlackBerry World search algorithm to help make the discovery of your app or game easier for customers. To take advantage of these changes,  the following product attributes are prioritised to determine search results. The attributes are listed in order of importance to the algorithm: Product Name Keywords Vendor Name Short Description It is important to note that the Long Description is no longer considered by the Search algorithm. Product Name The most…

BlackBerry World 4.3 changes for Developers

BlackBerry World 4.3 changes the BlackBerry World search algorithm to help make the discovery of your app or game easier for customers. To take advantage of these changes,  the following product attributes are prioritised to determine search results. The attributes are listed in order of importance to the algorithm: Product Name Keywords Vendor Name Short Description It is important to note that the Long Description is no longer considered by the Search algorithm. Product Name The most…

RIM needs your BlackBerry 10 Alpha Device Feedback

In preparation for an upcoming OS update for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device that developers attending the BlackBerry 10 Jam received, RIM is looking for feedback from developers lucky enough to have obtained an Alpha device. This makes sense, despite the media frenzy over the device, the alpha’s given away at the Jam were intended for developers and developers only. Feedback from developers is absolutely critical to futures updates for the device. As a developer, I’m looking forward to the first…

Bringing your BlackBerry PlayBook apps to BlackBerry 10

While all the SDKs for BlackBerry 10 are amazing, RIMs pride and joy is the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK. If you’ve built native apps for the BlackBerry® PlayBookâ„¢ tablet, then you’ve used the BlackBerry Native SDK for Tablet OS. The new BlackBerry 10 Native SDK has the same underlying framework as the NDK platform and exposes many new APIs and tooling that will make your development experience even better. If you haven’t had a chance to download and write apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook…

Welcome to the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha!

Due to the interest being shown in the BlackBerry 10 Alpha Device, RIM have put up a page specifically for it. It will not provide developer related support as developers have their own channels for that and the De Relations team will be actively involved.

Cascades Builder for BlackBerry 10 now available

Cascades Builder is an extension to the Momentics IDE, providing developers with tooling features for developing Cascades applications for BlackBerry 10. RIMs goal with Cascades Builder is to increase developers’ efficiency by offering advanced source editing features like code completion, enabling UI profiling and debugging, and offering features like visual editors to design and implement the UI without writing code. This is a first public beta release, and while not all these goals have been reached, they…

BlackBerry 10 Jam Road Show coming to the UK in June

We’re excited to be able to tell you that The BlackBerry 10 Jam Road Show is coming to London this June! The Road Shows are developer events designed to connect mobile application developers with BlackBerry® development experts. Join us in London to learn more about the benefits and business opportunities of the BlackBerry platform. Attendees will gain insight on building applications for the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 platform later this year. Beginner and master mobile application developers will…

BlackBerry 10 Cascades is here!

Cascades provides a fantastic experience for both developers as well as end-users. Native UI elements The Cascades SDK provides a full set of native UI elements which can easily be added to your applications: buttons, fields, text areas etc. Each of these elements will provide hooks to let you easily listen for any standard events (touch, click, toggle) and properties to allow you to customize them for your application needs. Develop using both QML declarative and C++ Whether you are a C++ guru, a declarative…

BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK Released!

The BlackBerry® 10 WebWorksâ„¢ SDK is now available for download! This is the first of many Beta releases to come over the summer as we head towards the official release of the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK. Eager web application developers should head right to the developer site, download the SDK, and see how we are continuing to provide a best-in-class web developer platform for BlackBerry 10. The BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK allows web developers to create first class BlackBerry applications using familiar…