There has been quite a bit of good juju flowing towards Native SDK developers from RIM. The latest is a new public beta of Version 2.0 of the BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK. This new update also includes a new BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator that has OS 2.0 for those of you who don’t want to limit your PlayBook by running the beta 2.0 release.
This new 2.0 beta 1 release of the Native SDK includes:
- Added Sensors API (magnetometer, gyroscope, and accelerometer support) (device only for now, not available for the simulator at this time)
- Added Payment Service support for subscriptions and in-app purchasing
- IDE improvements in usability, performance, and reliability
- Scoreloop SDK 1.0 Beta 1 is included – try out some social game features for your apps, such as leaderboards