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BBM on BlackBerry 10 Built Using Cascades & BBM Social Platform Coming Too!

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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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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
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  1. This had me as excited as a school girl at my desk. I had to look around the trading floor that no one saw me.

    I am more excited about the implementation of Cascades and the progress they are making rather than BBM being built. That was a no brainer and a definite in my books.

  2. Awesome news!

  3. Glad to see that they are making use of TAT’s resources. I hope they take advantage of QNX’s remote control abilities.

  4. Great news!

  5. awesome sauce

  6. I tnk it is a sample app utilizing BBM Social Platform not a BBM itself. Correct me if I am wrong!

  7. awesome, can’t wait for May 1st…

  8. If RIM can stir up some major developer mojo at BB10Jam with rich Cascades-built apps, I could see a company like Samsung or Amazon or really take an interest in licensing the platform and bringing their services + hardware onboard.

  9. What I find confusing is that they keep talking about Cascades apps, but it’s supposed to be a UI layer. Hopefully, they imply that apps are built in C++.

    This also reminds me of an old post on here where devs talked about migration paths and I’m still very worried about BB10. New devs with C++ & Qt skills and larger companies will certainly find the platform attractive, PlayBook devs will migrate their apps (for the better and the worse), but, somehow, I’m not sure the majority of current BB Java devs will switch (unless they’re currently making good money).

  10. It would be awesome if they not only released Cascades at the end of the sessions, but also native BBM for the Playbook.

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