Devs: BlackBerry OS 10.2.0.1157 Developer SDK Includes Headless Hub and Application Access

We having been hearing for sometime the ability for BlackBerry 10 applications  to run in the background known as Headless applications, well included into the new BlackBerry OS 10.2.0.1157 Developer SDK  is the included ability for headless application as well as new integrated hub options for developers.  Headless application runs in the background on the BlackBerry 10 OS. Unlike […]

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BarInstall provides BlackBerry 10 users a means to update and convert BAR files OTA

The inability to update apps OTA (over the air) on BlackBerry 10 is one of the major issues I have with the OS.  Previously on legacy BlackBerry devices you could easily update an app as long as you had a link to the .jad file, however with BlackBerry 10 the only apps you can update […]

Style RSS with CSS

As more and more non-techie websites offer syndication feeds, a growing number of non-technical readers are clicking on the links and filling their screens with confusing XML. The current method of subscribing to a feed–copying the URL from the link and pasting it into your newsreader application–isn’t obvious to the new user. Filling their screens […]

BlackBerry Adds New Location for BlackBerry Jam Camp

Last month BlackBerry offered student to take part in a developer event called BlackBerry Jam Camp. The students will be able to create a Built for BlackBerry app and get a chance to win either a BlackBerry Z10 or Q10.  The course is a two day event, but students that attend will continue  to get […]

LocalBar2 for Z10

Let’s give a big thanks to Yohanes and Lloyd along with the entire OSBB crew for there new website full of helpful information! Now we have LocalBar2 for the Z10 and Q10 so head on over to  OSBB and read up on LocalBar and download for BlackBerry 10 as always let us know how you enjoy LocalBar!  

BlackBerry Port-A-Thon program to pay out over $4 million to developers

Prior to BlackBerry unleashing their new BlackBerry 10 operating system, the company ran numerous port-a-thons to help bring apps to the platform.  Well now that the Z10, Q10 and Q5 are hitting the shelves BlackBerry has released some numbers regarding the payouts for said port-a-thons. In case you forgot, BlackBerry made the agreement that they […]

BlackBerry releases Wireframe Prototypes for BlackBerry 10 – Includes UI guidelines for OS 10.2

BlackBerry has always been good at ensuring that they provide their developers with UI guidelines for BlackBerry 10.  Recently they have updated those guidelines for the upcoming releases of OS 10.2, and have included some new functions and features.  Among them is Earconography, which helps explain BlackBerry 10 sounds to developers, and hopefully means that we […]

Devs: BlackBerry has Released Wireframe Prototyping Tools for BlackBerry 10.2 UI

BlackBerry has put together the Wireframe toolset for you to use with your BlackBerry 10 applications so that you UI can have consistantcy with applications already running on BlackBerry 10. With the new Wireframe Design Slides include these handy prototyping slide deckings, which contains all the wireframes you should need to mock up your app: •Blank device frames for […]

BlackBerry 10.2 brings Android Hardware Acceleration

When BlackBerry 10 devices first launched we were all very aware that it was utilizing the Android 2.3.3 Runtime, or Gingerbread for those familiar with the names.  However there were promises from BlackBerry that an updated Android Runtime, Android 4.2 or Jelly Bean, would be arriving sometime this summer.  Now that we have seen the […]

Older Twitter apps stop functioning as old API is retired

Some of you may have noticed that your Twitter app of choice may have stopped working today.  Now don’t worry this is not an outage, it is in fact related to the fact that Twitter has started retiring their old APIv1 and switching over to the new APIv1.1.  The new API puts some serious limitations […]

Sao Paulo Gets own BlackBerry Tech Center

Developers have always been a large part of the BlackBerry community and now there will be another “DevDen” in Brazil.  BlackBerry just announced that they will be opening their third tech center in Sao Paulo. The center will be devoted to training and development as well as growing business opportunities.  BlackBerry Launches Tech Center in […]

Startup Village BlackBerry 10 Summer Internship For Engineering Students In India

BlackBerry and Startup Village are putting on a BlackBerry 10 summer internship for engineering students in India. The purpose of the internship is to create BlackBerry 10 apps for BlackBerry World with help coming from Startup Village. There are spots for between 50 -100 people. Interns who create an app will receive a certificate. But […]

Alec Saunders knows BlackBerry 10 users aren’t crazy about Android ports

There is no ignoring the fact that there are a lot of Android ports in BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 devices.  Most of the big name apps that people want, have come to BlackBerry 10 via an Android port.  Well Alec Saunders, head of developer relations for BlackBerry, is well aware of the issues users […]

Winners of the 2013 BlackBerry Achievement Awards announced

We are nearing the end of BlackBerry Live 2013, and as a part of that we now have the winners of the 2013 BlackBerry Achievement Awards.  We would like to congratulate all the developers, companies and organizations that entered.  You will find all the winners by group below. This year’s BlackBerry® Achievement Award Winners have been announced! […]

Hookflash Open Peer SDK allows developers to integrate real-time video, voice and instant messaging into BlackBerry 10 apps

For any BlackBerry 10 developers looking to incorporate high quality real-time video, voice of instant messaging into their apps can now take advantage of the Hookflash Open Peer SDK.  The Hoookflash SDK is launching in beta form at the moment, and will allow any developers looking to use the ported webRTC libraries once they sign […]

Macadamian increases BlackBerry 10 app development by 85%

BlackBerry Live isn’t even in full swing yet and we are receiving all kinds of email from developers letting us know what they are working on, or what they are planning on working on for BlackBerry 10.  One of the developers that has shown a lot of support for BlackBerry 10 since it was announced […]

Flurry Mobile Analytics coming to BlackBerry 10

If you are a developer I am sure you are aware of the lack of analytics for BlackBerry 10.  Even BlackBerry themselves have not released their analytics software for BlackBerry 10 as of yet, but that has not stopped third-party developers from filling the void.  There are some opensource alternatives, but it now appears that […]

UK Developers Get Info On Limited Edition Devices

Not too long ago UK developers received a non LTE version of the LE device. Considering North America received the proper LTE, they were a little upset about it.

Highlights from the Developer Beta build of BlackBerry 10.1 [10.1.0.1485]

Yesterday the developer beta build of BlackBerry 10 os 10.1.0.1485 was released for the Dev Alpha B, Dev Alpha C and even the Z10.  Now of course we warn people this is only meant for developers and is not a final, or full build of the operating system.  With all that in mind, there is still […]

Devs: “BlackBerry is Back” at the Ottawa International Gaming Conference

The Ottawa Convention Centre will host this year’s, on May 29th – 31st the 2nd Annual Ottawa International Gaming Conference (#OIGC2013). The focus of this conference will showcase building on the success of application and gaming for mobile platforms, Anders Jeppsson, Global Head of Gaming for BlackBerry, will be in attendance with a session entitled ‘BlackBerry is Back!’ “Three […]