One of the developer houses that featured their work at the BlackBerry 10 Jam keynote was Macadamian (a UI design and development studio mainly for enterprise, www.macadamian.com). They are longtime RIM partners and they showed off what they could build on BlackBerry 10 with alpha tools using Cascades in less than 2 weeks. Check out what they built below:
Luis also noticed that their VP of Strategy and Innovation, Matthew Hately, wrote about teams experience at BlackBerry World now that it is over and why he thinks RIM is back with BlackBerry 10. Its promising to see UI designers praising BlackBerry 10 stating that it has an:
Incredible User Experience
The new User Experience of BlackBerry 10 is simply amazing. RIM is really sweating the fine details of the new UI. The transitions are organic and gorgeous. Apple caught everyone unawares when they released iOS, and it’s in the fine details like transitions and scrolling where other platforms like Android don’t measure up – they simply don’t feel as realistic and natural as iOS. The UX and software teams at RIM are clearly making sure that the finer details of the platform feel as good as, and in some cases better than, iOS. I think developers, and the industry, will be really surprised with what you’ll be able to do with BB10 and the new Cascades UI framework. Here’s a link to the part of the keynote where they show off the new UX – see for yourself, and hang on through the keyboard and camera demo.
I won’t steal his thunder but it is definitely worth checking out the rest of his comments here on the Macadamian blog.