I have been hearing reports from developers after each stop of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour and the reviews have been pretty solid. It seems like RIM is finally getting their messaging right to developers along with having the tools they need to develop BlackBerry 10 apps. RIM is hitting hard with HTML5 and Cascades/NDK development for BlackBerry 10. One dev in Milan told me that he was shocked to see developers embracing RIM tools when compared to RIM’s previous history.
What really impressed me was the latest recap RIM posted from their World Tour stop in Santa Clara. This was their second stop in the US which is right near the tech heartbeat of California and it was packed out. They even had one group of two boys ages 10 and 14 who created a chess app with very few rules. That just gives you a taste of how easy it now is to develop for BlackBerry compared to the previous school of hard knocks.
Please share your story with us if you made it to one of the BlackBerry 10 Jam events. We will hopefully be attending the one in NYC to get a feel for how it is going.