RIM is pushing onward with their Super App craziness. They have just announced that they will be hosting a webinar on how to “Turn your BlackBerry app into a Super App” on February 25th at 2PM EST.
The overview states that you will:
Learn how to make your application worthy of the title "Super App" by leveraging the unique capabilities of the BlackBerry platform. In this webcast, we will introduce the concept of Super Apps for BlackBerry and show you how they offer a seamless, integrated and efficient experience. You’ll learn how to design Super Apps that BlackBerry smartphone users will not be able to live without.
As an FYI RIM had the following to say about what defines a Super App. Kevin over @CrackBerry also managed to get some details on what RIM defines as Super Apps.
What is a Super App? (Source link)
During his opening session keynote at Mobile World Congress 2010, Mike Lazaridis introduced the concept of a “Super App” representing a new class of mobile applications that you simply cannot live without. I wanted to provide more detail and context around this class of mobile applications and to share some of my thoughts on how you can make your application into a Super App.
A Super App for BlackBerry® smartphones is an app that delivers a compelling user experience by leveraging the unique capabilities of the BlackBerry platform. Super Apps are the kinds of apps that people love, that they use every day because they offer such a seamless, integrated, contextualized and efficient experience.
The BlackBerry platform provides APIs and services that are designed to help apps become stickier, more intuitive, more engaging and more valuable to users, while being as efficient as possible on the network and the battery. For example, apps can be “always-on” running in the background and listening for specific events, waiting for inbound data, triggering notifications or quietly waiting for the right time to spring into action. Apps can add custom menu items and data to the Inbox, Address Book and Calendar and can be called into action immediately from those, and other, apps on the device – always one-click away. Apps can leverage true push technology to deliver “just-in-time” data that can result in audible notifications, customized messages in the inbox, local databases to be updated, or whatever else needs to get done. Check out our new Super Apps page for ideas on how you can leverage these, and more, capabilities in the BlackBerry platform to build an app worthy of the title “Super App”.
We are very excited about the power of Super Apps on the BlackBerry platform and will be devoting a lot of time and effort here on the Newsletter talking about how developers can get started building Super Apps with sample code, tutorials and a variety of other hands-on resources. You can also learn more about Super Apps by attending this BlackBerry Developer Webinar.
What apps do you think currently deserve the title “Super App”?