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BlackBerry 10.1 will be the next major update to the BlackBerry 10 platformContinue Reading →
With BlackBerry Jam Americas happening next month in Orlando, the official BlackBerry Developers Blog has kicked off a new funny but educational video series called the BlackBerry Jam Unplugged. The goal of the series being not to inundate folks with a bunch of heavy talk, huge blog posts but instead, make the passing of development information easily consumable and fun.Continue Reading →
We've talked about the Built for BlackBerry Program and the 10k Developer Commitment Program many times before and developers will know that app submission deadlines have been changing a bit lately due to the huge influx of app being submitted in the run up to the BlackBerry 10 Launch. You may have seen the Built for BlackBerry section in BlackBerry World already, where some apps have already been approved for the program. However, there have been many questions asked on Twitter and in the forums on these two programs and many different answers have been given. Thankfully, Alec Saunders has posted up some information in the BlackBerry Developers' Blog.Continue Reading →
If you're a developer who uses WebWorks to code up your apps, you'll be pleased to hear that the WebWorks SDK has been updated. The main thing added to the update is support for the Payment Service, this means you can now add in-app purchases, one-time purchases and subscription-based services. If this is something you have been waiting for, then get your WebWorks SDK updated today.Continue Reading →
The Dev Alpha C has just been shown during the General Session at BlackBerry Jam Europe. Many developers got themselves a Dev Alpha A or B in order to aid in their development to build for the BlackBerry 10 platform. However, it was to build for the BlackBerry Z10 model. With the BlackBerry Q10 coming later this year, developers will want to start building for that model so in comes the Dev Alpha C.
In the last few weeks, developers who qualified for the Limited Edition device have been submitting their applications to trade up from their Dev Alpha. However, those who are on the Verizon network were receiving emails about an issue with the CDMA carrier in the USA. Today BlackBerry released a statement concerning the availability:
Many developers have already submitted their requests for the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 device. We've started sending out confirmation emails to those that have qualified for the device. Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control we are unable to offer a Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 for developers on the Verizon network.
In addition, for those developers who wish to remain with Verizon, BlackBerry is offering them the following choice in lieu of the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 device.Continue Reading →
Are you a BlackBerry game developer? If so, the Balkan BlackBerry Developer group has a special challenge lined up for you. All you need to do is send them the best game you have developed in the last 12 months and you could win some some pretty stellar prizes. Check out the details below:Continue Reading →
Heads up developers! It's the final day of December and that means January has snuck up on us. While you may have though you had plenty of time to get your apps submitted for BlackBerry 10, there are only 11 short days left to get them in! It's been months of webcasts, hackathons and port-a-thons and now we're in the final stretch. If you want to be sure your apps are approved and ready for BlackBerry 10, you have until 8p EST on January 11th to get them in.Continue Reading →
RIM's gaming Port-A-Thon's have been quite a regular occurrence lately and things aren't slowing down prior to the New Year. We reported just last week about another virtual one in Australia and today RIM have announced another onsite 'Got Game Port-A-Thon', this time in Hong Kong. The event will take place on December 22nd on Tsing Island and as usual it will give developers the opportunity to get on the spot help from BlackBerry experts to port games over to BlackBerry 10 from other platforms.
As usual there are some incentives for developers which you can find below in the full press release. If this new event is as successful as the past ones then we are sure to see yet another huge bunch of games ported over to the forthcoming operating system.
Keep them coming RIM. You're doing a grand job so far.Continue Reading →
We told you recently about the Australian BlackBerry Got Game Port-A-Thon that took place in Sydney and it looks like RIM is taking it one step further now. Developers who could not attend the event can now take advantage of a virtual event this weekend. The All Aboard BlackBerry Port-A-Thon will take place on December 14th and will run for 36 hours.Continue Reading →
On November 24th, 2012, BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam took place in Maribor, Slovenia. There were over 200 developers in attendance, all hungry to learn and develop apps for the BlackBerry platform. The event was organised by Branko Nikolić, of Hedone Hawker Design and of the BlackBerry Balkan Developer Group Manager, is the first of its kind. Though Branko has promised there will be more to come. He plans to take the Mini Jam to Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia.Continue Reading →
It's been a long road for BlackBerry devs, but today the Gold SDKs for BlackBerry 10 are officially available for download. The SDKs come in various flavors including AIR, Native, HTML5 and Cascades. These should send plenty of developers well on their way to some awesome apps for BlackBerry 10. Just remember, you can still submit apps for the $10K Developer Commitment as long as you get them in by January 21st. Keep reading for the full press release and download links.Continue Reading →
Meet Harrai Singh. I bumped into him at BlackBerry Jam Asia 2012. He's 13 years old, and in the four months since he's began developing on BlackBerry, he's published 97 apps. Counting BlackBerry 10, PlayBook and BlackBerry, he's apparently up to 155, though I can only see 29 in App World for some reason. To be fair, the vast majority of these apps are news applications that follow more or less the same formula, only using different content feeds, but it's still an industrious start for such a young kid.Continue Reading →
Last week I was in Bangkok for BlackBerry Jam Asia 2012, and it was quite a ride. Kevin couldn't make it for this one (I think between his creepy long hair and moustache they wouldn't let him into the country), but hey, his loss is my gain and this week I'm taking over CrackBerry's From the Editor's Desk post.
Although you might not see me around these parts often since I'm posting regularly on Mobile Nations sister sites Android Central and iMore, I still use a Bold 9900 on a day-to-day basis, and most of my blogging experience is in covering BlackBerry. That said, it was good to catch up with old RIM folks I know and see a few new faces at the show.
We told you in the last few days about the 'Got Game Port-A-Thon' taking place in Sydney, Australia in December. A further list of dates and locations have just been made public so developers across Asia Pacific who are interested in getting games ready for the January 30th BlackBerry 10 launch event can do so.
The BlackBerry Got Game Port-A-Thon will be taking place in seven major Asia Pacific cities:
- 3 Dec - Bangkok, Thailand
- 5 Dec - Sydney, Australia
- 6 Dec - Singapore
- 10 Dec - Bandung, Indonesia
- 12 Dec - Hyderabad, India
- 14 Dec - Mumbai, India
- 22 Dec - Hong Kong
Much the same as the online Port-A-Thon, that took place earlier this month, developers will have the opportunity to benefit from gaming specialists who will be on hand to make the porting process as painless as possible - and from what we have already seen that process is pretty easy anyway.
More information and the full list of location addresses can be found below:Continue Reading →
It has been known for a while that developers could get themselves a Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 device but it wasn't always clear who, or how one would qualify. Today, RIM has outlined the criteria for developers.
- Submit a qualifying BlackBerry 10 app
- We will send you a note indicating you qualify and instructions on how trade in your BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
- Complete step 2; a follow-up email will be sent after the BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013