Project Zygote helps BlackBerry 10 Cascades apps open faster

The folks over at the BlackBerry DevBlog have added a new post that will benefit developers working with Cascades for their BlackBerry 10 apps. Developers have been asking for a method to make Cascades apps open faster since May.

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Young entrepreneurial talent emerges at BlackBerry MAD Challenge in South Africa

While RIM is prepping to release the most important operating system of the platforms existence, they are not forgetting about the up and coming developers for BlackBerry. In the new year we will see BlackBerry 10 get launched, and RIM has stated that it is a future-proofed mobile operating system, so it only makes sense […]

RIM details what the change to BlackBerry AppWorld means to developers

Recently during the BlackBerry Jam Asia conference RIM spoke about the name change of BlackBerry AppWorld to simply BlackBerry World. Now I am sure that there are quite a few developers and users that have been wondering what this change entails, while RIM outlined it today in a post.

Urban Airship Adds Support for BlackBerry 10

Some of you may be wondering what Urban Airship is, but if you are a developer that does cross-platform work you will be well aware or perhaps use Urban Airship.  Urban Airship makes it easy for developers as you can centralize your push notification system instead of having to configure it for every platform or […]

Alec Saunders makes guest post directed towards Appcelerator’s 390,000 Titanium Developers

Yesterday RIM released a press release about their joint venture with Appcelerator for the BlackBerry 10 platform.  Today Alec Saunders, VP of BlackBerry Developer Relations, has made a guest post on the Appcelerator site stating “There is No Better Time – Carpe Diem Devs”.

RIM posts guidelines for developers looking to port iOS and Android NDK apps to BlackBerry 10

With the launch of BlackBerry 10 getting closer and closer, RIM is doing everything they can to make it easy for developers. Today they have posted the guidelines for how to port iOS and Android NDK apps over to BlackBerry 10.

Young African IT Grads push for BlackBerry 10 Development

In Africa soon a group of IT members will band together to form the, The Blackberry Project 120, with the initiative of a young Motswana, Itumeleng Garebatshabe, who aims to mobilize IT and programming students to create information and ideas sharing network amongst the 120 members that will be selected.

Info on the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Coming this Week

  Mobile LinkIn the above video Alex Kinsella from Inside BlackBerry Dev Blog, gets us up-to-date on what is happening in the developer world. During the video above you will hear him mention that more information surrounding the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 Developer phone will be released this week!

BlackBerry 10 Jam Extends To Qatar And Kuwait

Getting the word out about BlackBerry 10 and app development for the new OS is essential now. And bringing the awesomeness of BlackBerry 10 to the world is the object of the BlackBerry 10 Jams. This time two BlackBerry 10 Jams are headed to the Middle East this December. Qatar and Kuwait are getting the two […]

Video: BlackBerry JamHack 2012 – Manila

Mobile Link Pinoy developers hacked their way through 40 hours of non-stop coding in what marked as BlackBerry’s first simultaneous regional hackathon. Held October 12-14, 2012, BlackBerry JamHack 2012 — Manila kicked off at the Alphaland Southgate Mall in Makati and was participated by twenty eight teams.

Wikitude SDK drives Augmented Reality Apps for BlackBerry 10

There is no doubt that augmented reality apps like Wikitude brought something new and exciting to the BlackBerry platform.  With BlackBerry 10 we are hoping to see further progression on the augmented reality front, and the Wikitude will help developers get there.  The BlackBerry Dev Blog has put together some of the best links and […]

Speculation: RIM implemented the Android Runtime to ‘Force’ Developers onto BlackBerry 10

While the title sounds a bit brash hear me out. RIM could have struck up a  deal with Android/Google to give us support to Google Play Store on our PlayBooks. Instead they built in a half-ass Dalvik runtime that essentially emulates the Android environment. Why? We know RIM is tracking the source of Android and is planning […]

Built For BlackBerry Site Goes Live

Back in May RIM talked out their developer $10,000 guarantee. And low and behold true to their word the Built For BlackBerry site has gone live. It’s simple. Just create a BlackBerry 10 app and get it approved through the Built for BlackBerry program. If you earn a minimum of $1,000 USD on your app over 12 months […]

Registration is Now Open for BlackBerry Jam Europe!

Research In Motion has opened registration for BlackBerry Jam Europe! BlackBerry Jam Europe will take place in Amsterdam on 5-6 February, 2013 in Amsterdam! BlackBerry® Jam Europe is an unprecedented showcase for BlackBerry development and is where you can get everything you need to build outstanding apps for the upcoming BlackBerry® 10 platform.

Devs continue to show how easy it is to port apps over to BlackBerry 10

We have seen numerous accounts of developers porting their apps over to BlackBerry 10, and doing so with ease.  Well it looks like a few more devs are doing some work bringing over some Harmattan/Symbian Qt/QML apps to the BlackBerry ecosystem.

Greece set to host next BlackBerry 10 Hackathon

If you have been wondering as to where in the world the next BlackBerry 10 Hackathon was going to take place, the answer is Greece.  It has now been announced that the next Hackathon will be taking place on december 8th, 2012 at the Athens War Museum (pictured above). 

South Africa Gets Another Apps Lab

After opening a lab in the University of Pretoria, RIM has opened up another in Cape Town. RIM said this about their choice of location: “Cape Town is a key innovation hub, and a natural site for RIM’s second BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa,” Alexandra Zagury, RIM’s MD for South Africa and southern Africa, […]

Marmalade SDK Offer No Longer Available Because Lots Of People Wanted it

Back in September RIM started the Marmalade SDK offer, you got Marmalade and a Playbook. Well apparently lots of people thought that was a good deal and RIM couldn’t keep up with the demand. Now it has ended.

RIM holding Mini BlackBerry Jam in Slovenia for Balkan Devs

For all you BlackBerry developers in Southeastern Europe RIM has decided to host a BlackBerry Mini Jam.  The event will be taking place in Slovenia and will be held on November 24th in the premises of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FERI) in Maribor.  This will be a great opportunity for developers to […]

Snapshot Shows Confirmed Apps For Blackberry 10

We already know RIM’s plans for the major apps to be on Blackberry 10. Thorsten Heins has provided proof of who is on board with the snapshot to the left. These are all the developers/companies that agreed to be on this slide and are developing their apps that he presented at Blackberry Jam.