I dug a little further into the BlackBerry 10 Jam session catalog and ran into a bit of gold. RIM has already told us before that BlackBerry 10 will have BBM at launch. The thing is it seems like RIM has been running along and building it faster than expected. During BlackBerry 10 Jam on May 2nd Robert Connell, Team lead BBM Client Development at RIM, will be having a session on DEV129 – How We Built BBM Using the BlackBerry 10 Platform and Cascades.
Notice the past tense “Built” along with RIM sharing UI screens and sample code with developers. Here is the session description:
This session shows how RIM® internal teams are building Cascades apps for the BlackBerry® 10 platform. We’ll use a sample BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) app to introduce developers to the process we followed and the steps we took along the way. You’ll come away with UI screens and sample code to help with your own development efforts.
- Learn about the possibilities of building Cascade apps
- Follow an example of an app created for BBM
- Understand how to compose various screens and flows using BBM screens
It gets even better with another session at BlackBerry 10 Jam where Avinash Chidambaram, BBM Project Manager at RIM, covers how to “DEV182 – Create Socially Connected Apps Using the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform.” See they are assuming that they are already releasing the BBM Social Platform for BBM and offering code samples and UI models on how to integrate BBM into your BlackBerry 10 app right then and there!
Here is how they describe it:
This session introduces the key features of the BlackBerry® Messenger Social Platform for BlackBerry® 10 and how developers can leverage the platform to help their users build stronger social networks. Attendees will be presented with code samples and UI models that demonstrate how you can integrate the BBM Social Platform into your app to increase visibility through a social network. Find out which aspects of the BBM Social Platform are the most appropriate for your application.
- Learn what’s possible with the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform
- Help your users develop more vital social experience through chats and status updates
- Understand how easy it is to bring BBM™ into your application