BlackBerry DevBlog details two possible updates for bringing native SDK PlayBook apps to BB10

There was a lot of information covered at the BlackBerry 10 Jam at BlackBerry World this year, but RIM is still providing developers with updates and tips for how to get the best result with bringing their apps to the new BlackBerry 10 platform.  Today on the BlackBerry DevBlog Russell Andrade posted that there are two possible updates that BlackBerry SDK for the Tablet OS developers may need to incorporate to bring their apps over to the BlackBerry 10 SDK.

These are not huge changes, and one of them is really only going to apply to developers that are using the low-level windowing framework in the NDK.  Andrade made it clear that RIM is dedicated to helping developers make the transition to the BlackBerry 10 SDK as seamless as possible.  Here are the two possible updates that may be needed,

  • Multi-Icon Support – This was necessary to support different screen sizes and allow developers to provide more than one icon size and splash screen depending on locale and resolution of the screen.
  • Querying for Orientation – RIM has improved the process for developers querying which direction the device is currently rotated to. The old method is still supported on the PlayBook but you need to use the new method on BlackBerry 10.

If you are a developer you can check out the full details from RIM here.

Source: Berryreview

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