Games are not really Blackberry’s fortay. Some are okay, like Brick Breaker.. but since it’s not the focus of the platform, they tend to fall short. RIM is aiming to change that with some new games they showed up at Blackberry Jam America today.
There has been a ton of news coming from BlackBerry 10 Jam Americas today, and we now know that Bluetooth 4.0 is coming as well. In RIM’s detailing of the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK, there is mention of new Bluetooth API’s and profiles.
Mobile Link We are going to keep loving developers at Research In Motion, all the way to BlackBerry 10 and beyond. Watch our leadership team for developer relations bring back the band: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem, Chris Smith, VP Application Platform & Tools, and Martyn Mallick, VP Global Alliances & Business.
It seems that we may see Theme Studio for BlackBerry 10 before we even see it for BlackBerry 7. According to a tweet that was sent out today by the @BlackBerryDev account we will be seeing Theme Studio for BlackBerry 10 either during BlackBerry Jam in San Jose this week or shortly there after.
Research In Motion is looking for more ways to generate excitement around the BlackBerry 10 platform and BlackBerry Jam Americas. Even new CEO, Thorsten Heins, will be giving the keynote to kick off BlackBerry 10 Jam Americas, as well as Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystems Development, sat down to give a chat about why you [...]
RIM confirms that Adobe AIR apps qualify for the $10K Developer Commitment and Built for BlackBerry Program
When RIM fully announced all the requirements and rules for the $10K Developer Commitment there was much speculation as to whether or not Adobe AIR apps would qualify. Today RIM has made it clear that Adobe AIR apps will indeed be a part of the developer commitment, which is of course what we expected to [...]
RIM has just announced their 2012 BlackBerry Developer Community Awards. It gives Blackberry users an opportunity to nominate and then vote for their favorite developer. This is a good opportunity for more exposure for a developer. Of course winning would be awesome, having people nominate you and probably looking up and downloading your app is [...]
The indie game “Super Hexagon” from Terry Cavanagh may be making its way to BlackBerry 10. The game sold an amazing 10,000 copies in the first three days on the iOS platform, and it looks like the developer is open to more platforms.
This should come as no surprise to anyone. RIM’s current CEO, Thorsten Heins, will be giving the keynote to kick off BlackBerry 10 Jam Americas. The developer conference will be held in San Jose from September 25th to 27th, and it will bring a ton of BlackBerry developers from around the world together.
today on the BlackBerry DevBlog, Joshua Granick, made the argument for porting Adobe Air to native speed with NME. Personally I was unfamiliar with NME, but basically it is a cross-platform framework for rapid game and application development. Granick makes the argument that developers should really look at NME to get their games ported to [...]
We are now starting to see the beginnings of RIM moving their products over to a single unified login. The BlackBerry 10 Jam Zone has now moved over to BlackBerry ID login, which makes it much easier for those of you that use multiple devices. We will eventually see this same process makes its way to [...]
Back in May RIM talked out their developer $10,000 guarantee. RIM will be launching the the 10K Developer Commitment in an official capacity this fall. It has to be submitted by a certain time and also be approved. From the Blackberry Developer site: We want your app. Are you ready to show us what you [...]
If you are a developer for BlackBerry and plan on releasing an awesome app using the bbUI.js open source framework, there is a contest that you will definitely want to enter. We originally wrote about the OSBBx Contest a little while ago, but you can now enter as a developer and get your name in [...]
We received a friendly reminder from Veronica O, PR for RIM, that BlackBerry Jam Americas has snuck up on us and is less than a month away. Formerly known as DevCon, BlackBerry Jam Americas is being held on September 25-27 and it will be a great opportunity for developers to share ideas and learn as [...]
There are 40 Developer Success Stories that RIM has chosen to share. They are Q and A type stories where the devs are asked questions like why they develop, and thoughts on developing for the platform, plans for the future. It’s interesting to read a different perspective on developing. From the people who actually do [...]
RIM has definitely put more of a focus on developers, and general development for BlackBerry 10 than we have seen on previous OS updates. Today on Twitter RIM’s Senior Director of Open Source, @pelegri, announced that they have surpassed 237 open source samples.
Apparently if you have a Blackberry 10 Alpha device, you should have already received an email stating that you get a free pass to Blackberry Jam Americas. Regular registration can be found here, but you should have an email in your inbox with the actual link to the free pass. If you have the opportunity [...]
Research In Motion sending out email to developers letting them know that they have released Vendor Portal version 4.0 today. Be sure to check out the Release Notes for all of the great info on the changes made. Hit the break for more info!
In a new post on the BlackBerry DevBlog a local Waterloo based developer, PineLake Communications, has given an interview talking about the ease of porting an Android app over to BlackBerry 10. The most interesting part of the interview is not how easy it was for PineLake to do the port, but rather that they [...]
Devs listen up now! Ferringo Sound Design has joined the FUZZengine team and the API’s are now avaliable to download! What is Ferringo Sound Design you say? ALL of your notifications and sounds on your Blackberry are made by them!! Not to mention they work along side Porsche Design Group, you know Blackberry Porsche P’9981, as well as At&T, and Hollywood production [...]